3D Laser Scanning

3D Laser Scanning Technology. A common misconception about 3D laser scanning I think you’ll agree with me when I say 3D laser scanning, all that comes to mind is barcode scanning or x-ray body scan at the airport. The best part is when people go as far as to say that laser scanning is radioactive and it is best to stay a mile away from the scanner.I agree it does look like alien technology, but in fact the laser scanner is a combination of electronics and precision optics plus and years of experience all built into a robust, portable unit. 3D laser scanning creates a digital representation of a physical object in the form of a point cloud which can later be converted into a 3D model.   What is 3D laser scanning? In simple terms, 3D laser scanning is a non-invasive and non-destructive method to collect measurement data. It captures the shape of physical objects, buildings, infrastructure, etc. using pulses of laser light. As the scanning is in progress, it stores the measured points in files called point clouds. The laser light is able to capture any free-form shape within its range, to a surprising level of fine detail. Oklahoma State Capitol State Capitol in Point Clouds. 3D laser scanning is an ideal alternative for capturing the exact shape and size of an object as compared to the traditional method of hand measurements and CAD drawing. 3D laser scanning is able to improve the engineering and design process by speeding up measurement tasks and reducing or eliminating data collection errors. 3D laser scanners are commonly used for on-site surveying of topography, internal and external building structure, piping, conduit and equipment. They can also be used to audit material inventories. How is this useful for auditing? Let me explain in an example. Dirt and loose materials are hard to measure due to their free-form shape. In the past, measurements were usually done with estimations using height, width and length. Using 3D laser scanning however, we are able to accurately capture the shape of the dirt pile in a 3D model and calculate the volume to a more precise degree. The accuracy of this process makes it suitable for volume calculation of stockpile inventory and auditing purposes. Dirt pile in 3D. Why do 3D laser scanning? Here’s the deal: Low costLow time of data acquisition.Saves time and money.Full and accurate 3D representation of the objects which can be used for measurement.Point clouds that can be used for CAD modelling.2D plans and 3D models that are compatible with standard CAD software such as AutoCAD.Easy 2D and 3D documentation for engineers, B.I.M coordinators and architects.Scanning allows reconstruction of complex structural elements.Easy conversion of laser scanning into ORTHOPHOTOS.Volume calculation for materials that do not have a regular geometric shape.Point clouds can be converted into the appropriate format to be used for inspection or reverse engineering. Inspection Scan Rev. Engineering Once 3D laser scanning produces 3D model, what can I do with a 3D model I would assume that…

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Kagami: 3D Scan & Facial Projection Mirror

Combining Art With 3D Technology Projection mapping of the human face has been a staple of Japanese artist Nobumichi Asai. With highly detailed and beautiful renderings, his installations leave viewers spellbound. His works challenge innovative visual arts by bringing advertisement, design and both ideas of art and programming together. He has recently come out with a new installation called Kagami, a real-time face generator. Here’s how it works: Someone stands in front of the face scanner and a 3D model is created of their face. Then the face is projected onto 5,000 controlled by actuators to get the 3D shape of the face. Then sit back and enjoy the many design variations that then appear seamlessly onto the 3D projection of your face. Art of the Future This innovative combination of art and technology is truly mesmerizing and is a true example of how 3D technologies are making a huge impact on the way we interact with not only technology but also the world around us. Take a look at the video below to see this amazing installation for yourself and look at some of Nobumichi Asai’s previous works here. Although we do not offer 3D facial recognition scanning, if you’re in need of 3D scanning services for your future projects, Arrival 3D has you covered. For more information regarding our fast, reliable & cost effective 3D scanning services, click here.  

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WILL IT FIT? Arrival 3D Provides Answers for a Water Treament Plant in Dallas TExas

… channel width at 1 ft intervals from top to bottom by generating section drawings. Additionally, we created a 3d model representing the shape of the pump as it would sit inside the channel, and generated a deviation image against this model to create a graphic depiction of low and high spots. The result gave them a clear picture o where the possible constriction points were. They were able to grind down the channel walls at the constriction point locations, opening the width so that there would …

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Pix4D Drone Scanning “Christ the Redeemer”

… heritage site). Despite strong wind, fickle weather conditions, restricted hours for data acquisition, and inconsistent lighting, the project team acquired over 3,500 images. 2,090 of those images, 82 manual tie points and a linear measurement were used in Pix4Dmapper Pro to create an impressive 3d model of Christ the Redeemer and the surrounding area in high resolution. Results are in the format of a point cloud with 134.4 million points and a full textured 3D mesh with 2.5 million triangles. …

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Measurement and CAD drawings of Rolex Watch Face

0000Small parts can be challenging to scan. Watch face parts are especially challenging because they so small they are nearly microscopic. Our customer had been searching for a solution nation wide and even overseas for a to scan these watch parts and even spent a good deal of money in a trial that was not too successful. We took up the challenge to help them find a solution without breaking the bank. We came up with a methodology for creating 3d models of watch face parts using a combination of …

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