3D scanning (also referred as laser scanning or 3D imaging) is a measurement process that replicates a physical object in 3D on a computer.
Once you have an accurate 3D model you can:
- Inspect the 3D model
- Redesign or modify the 3D model
- Remodel the 3D model entirely
- Replicate the 3D model
- Use the 3D model data for archiving and documentation.
How does it work?
Different scanners have different working principles, but what they all do is basically measure the distance between itself and a large number of points on the target object in a XYZ coordinate system. All the measurement points have the same reference, so a 3D representation of the object is recreated on the screen just by drawing all the points measured.
We then obtain a triangle mesh through a process call merge. All the dots are basically stitch together in the same object.
From a mesh is possible compare the measurement with the original 3D CAD model to generate an inspection report, or use the mesh as a base to obtain a new CAD model of the part, or use the mesh for animation purposes (like in movie and TV commercial).
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