The Idaho Virtualization Laboratory relies on the following cutting edge hardware and software to produce images of outstanding technical and aesthetic quality.
FARO Edge and Laser Line Probe Scanners
The FARO Laser Line Probe adds unparalleled non-contact measurement capabilities to your FARO Edge. Taking advantage of the Edge’s multi-function, quick-change handle port, the Laser Line Probe integrates seamlessly and instantly becomes part of the arm. Using advanced CMOS technology, the laser line probe offers a default scan rate of 60 frames per second producing over 45,000 points of three-dimensional data per second.
The Faro Focus3D is a high-speed 3D laser scanner for detailed measurement and documentation. The Focus3D uses laser technology to produce incredibly detailed three-dimensional images of complex environments and geometries in only a few minutes. The Focus3D creates a precise, virtual copy of reality in millimeter-accuracy at a blazing speed of up to 976,000 measurement points per second.
Creaform Go!SCAN 50
Go!SCAN 3D scanners: they’re very fast, delivering consistent high-quality 3D models in HD color. Through their highly intuitive process, these handheld, self-positioning systems can be used by anyone without prior experience or training.
Their underlying technology accelerates the overall experience: no preparation or specific setup needed, large scanning area, fast measurement, and direct mesh output. The resulting 3D models can be integrated to any computer-assisted process like archiving, restoration, analysis or content creation.
Minolta VIVID 9i Scanner
The VIVID 9i uses a new hardware design and an improved measurement algorithm to provide 4 times the measurement accuracy of previous Minolta models (to 50µm), enabling 3D measurement of automobile parts and other objects formed by casting, pressing, molding, etc. The VIVID 9i can be used for reverse engineering to reflect the shape and dimension data of mock-ups or prototypes in design drawings, or checking part shape, checking molds, inspecting quality, etc. in prototype-production or mass-production processes.
NextEngine Desktop 3D Scanner
The NextEngine Desktop 3D Scanner is a compact peripheral, about the size of a cereal box, and connects directly to any PC via USB 2.0. The system includes an AutoPositioner(tm) to capture multiple surfaces of objects, as well as a PartGripper(tm) to secure objects during scanning.
Cyberware Desktop 3D Scanner Bundle
The Desktop 3D Scanner Bundle is a self-contained scanning package. This bundle includes a high-resolution digitizing head and a compact motion platform (Model 15). Also included in this bundle are CyDir, Decimate, and scanning software.
Imersion MicroScribe MX digitizing arm
MicroScribe MX systems offer metrology level accuracy, an easy-to-use articulated arm design, and seamless integration with the most popular reverse engineering and metrology software packages.
Cannon EOS 7D
The EOS 7D features a Canon-designed 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor that captures such a high level of resolution it’s easy to crop images for enlargement without concern of losing detail. Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors ensure that images are captured, processed and saved with remarkable speed. The EOS 7D’s ability to capture and process data of images shot at 18.0 Megapixels at 8.0 fps, as well as Face Detection Live Mode, Full HD video recording, Auto Lighting Optimizer and Lens Peripheral optimization are all possible thanks to the Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors.
Ortery Light Box
Designed with mobility in mind, this 24″ x 24″ x 28″ controlled lighting environment can be used with any digital camera to take a professional quality photo while dramatically reducing photo setup and image editing time. The light box offers consistent daylight-balanced results time-after-time and is ideal for use with digital SLR cameras.
Fujitsu fi-6240Z Sheet-Fed Scanner
This flatbed scanner is utilized whenever the lab needs to scan any 2d items like photographs, documents or anything else that may be required by the project. Blazing fast 60ppm / 120ipm scanning in color, grayscale, and monochrome, Full color 300 dpi scanning at 40ppm / 80ipm, Ultrasonic driven Intelligent MultiFeed Function (iMFF), Flatbed Scanning, Robust 50-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), Plastic and embossed card scanning, Scanner Central Admin Suite.
Faro SCENE 3D
SCENE 3D laser scanner software is specifically designed for the FARO Focus3D. SCENE processes and manages scanned data easily and efficiently by using automatic object recognition as well as scan registration and positioning. SCENE can also generate high-quality colorized scans very quickly, while providing the tools for automated target-less scan positioning.
VXelements : Creaform’s 3D software platform
The Go!SCAN 3D scanners come with VXelements, a fully integrated 3D software platform that powers our entire fleet of 3D scanning and measurement technologies. It gathers all the essential elements and tools into a user-friendly, simplified and sleek working environment. Its real-time visualization provides a simple, enjoyable scanning experience.
Autodesk Recap Pro
Recap Pro point cloud software delivers a powerful reality capture workflow for 3D laser scanning. Cut project time by more than 50% without compromising data accuracy. Publish laser scans to the cloud for sharing and collaboration. With ReCap Pro, easily process point clouds in the field with targetless registration and open scanner support.
PolyWorks is a comprehensive software package that quickly generates high-precision polygonal models and NURBS surfaces from 3D digitizer and image data. PolyWorks also offers a unique reverse-engineering module that produces class A polygonal models and rapid NURBS surfaces that are the most usable in CAD/CAM/CFD/FEA software suites
Geomagic Studio is a digital shape sampling & processing (DSSP) software application for the creation of accurate digital models from any physical part. Geomagic Studio accepts data from any 3D scanner in the form of a point cloud, and can process this data into polygons and NURBS surfaces suitable for export and use in downstream applications for design, manufacturing, analysis, and visualization. Geomagic Studio uses intelligent memory mapping and disk caching with available hard drive swap space to handle very large data sets. Multiple scans totaling over 100 million points can be registered and merged. After creating the merged model, polygon decimation can be used to reduce the triangle count while retaining accuracy. Geomagic Studio provides a comprehensive set of tools for digital shape processing. With automation and simplicity without compromise, we can bypass tedious, labor-intensive tasks and increase throughput.
ZBrush is a digital sculpting tool that combines 3D/2.5D modeling, texturing and painting. It uses a proprietary “pixol” technology which stores lighting, color, material, and depth information for all objects on the screen. The main difference between ZBrush and more traditional modeling packages is that it is more akin to sculpting with clay.
Agisoft PhotoScan is a stand-alone software product that performs photogrammetric processing of digital images and generates 3D spatial data to be used in GIS applications, cultural heritage documentation, and visual effects production as well as for indirect measurements of objects of various scales.
Wisely implemented digital photogrammetry technique enforced with computer vision methods results in smart automated processing system that, on the one hand, can be managed by a new-comer in the field of photogrammetry, yet, on the other hand, has a lot to offer to a specialist who can adjust the workflow to numerous specific tasks and different types of data.
RealityCapture is a fully featured application with a rich easy-to-use UI, extremely fast state-of-the-art core and with a set of unique features which pushes the envelope of what can be done with the photogrammetric methods. Truly amazing speed, quality and accuracy with low demand on computer hardware. Registering images, calculating a mesh, a texture, parallel projections, DSM, geo-referencing and coordinate system conversion - that is just a fraction of what you get with RC.
Cyberware CyDir Digitizing Environment
CyDir is a graphical interface for scanning objects, assembling and editing multiple scans, and merging multiple polygonal files into a single model. The CyDir environment contains several software packages including; CyDir, Guee, CyEdit, CyPaste, CyPie, CyEat, Mtool, and file format translation utilities.
Software to scan, Align, Polish and Blend 3D models for the NextEngine Scanner that utilizes a high performance OpenGL 3D Viewer
Polygon Editing Tool
Scan and 3D data editing software for VIVID/VI series Non-contact 3D Digitizers, that performs scanning, registration, merging, converting into general 3D formats of scan data, etc.
This software is utilized to manipulate CT scans or STL files and create full 3d models from them.
MeshLab is an open source, portable, and extensible system for the processing and editing of unstructured 3D triangular meshes. The system is aimed to help the processing of the typical not-so-small unstructured models arising in 3D scanning, providing a set of tools for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting, rendering and converting this kind of meshes.
Adobe Web Premium
Includes Dreamweaver, Flash Catalyst, Flash Professional, Flash Builder Premium Edition, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat X, Fireworks, Contributor, Bridge, Device Central, and Media Encoder.
DAZ Studio is a feature rich 3D figure customization, posing, and animation tool that enables anyone to create stunning digital illustrations and animations.