The Fuel3D SCANIFY 3D scanner brings handheld 3D imaging technology, originally developed for high-end medical applications, into the professional and consumer marketplace at a dramatically lower cost than comparable solutions.
The Fuel 3D scanner is easy to use and suitable for many, many applications.
• Fuel3D has a fixed focus. It resolves a maximum size of about 35cm diagonal in a single image.
• Reflective, transparent or shiny objects are more complex to capture.
• Textured objects are better, ideally randomly. This is because the system has to correlate pixels between stereoscopic views of the subject. Textured can mean one or both of having varying colour, or surface roughness meaning illumination from an angle (as with the Fuel3D scanner) results in surface detail being visible.
• Fuel3D needs to be able to see a point on a subject with both cameras in order to resolve it. Subjects with deep holes or crevices can be difficult for the camera to see into.
• Fuel3D can only resolve what it can see from a single viewpoint. Acquiring e.g. a whole human head will require multiple shots and third-party software to register and “stitch” the shots together.