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Welcome to 3DScanHub!

3D Scanhub is at the center of a cluster of sites offering free or inexpensive downloads of 3-D scans in five different categories: Antiques, pills Natural Objects, clinic Contemporary Sculpture, People, and Fossils. These scans are taken from actual 3D objects, not constructed in CAD programs. If CAD models are like drawings, these are more like photographs. They are three-dimensional mesh models available in STL or OBJ formats, the latter with integral color texture maps, as well as PDF files which can be viewed using the standard Acrobat Reader program.

What are 3D Scans?

Using additive rapid prototyping or by subtractive carving with a computer-controlled mill, it is possible to produce these objects quite faithfully as physical parts at a range of scales. They can be used to construct animated characters, assemblage sculpture or jewelry. Scans can also be used as virtual objects for study, or be installed on a website for advertising purposes. They are offered here on a royalty-free licensed basis; our customers can basically do whatever they want with them - except copying and reselling them as scans.

Claim your free 3D scan here

Welcome to 3DScanHub!

3D Scanhub is at the center of a cluster of sites offering free or inexpensive downloads of 3-D scans in five different categories: Antiques, pills Natural Objects, clinic Contemporary Sculpture, People, and Fossils. These scans are taken from actual 3D objects, not constructed in CAD programs. If CAD models are like drawings, these are more like photographs. They are three-dimensional mesh models available in STL or OBJ formats, the latter with integral color texture maps, as well as PDF files which can be viewed using the standard Acrobat Reader program.

What are 3D Scans?

Using additive rapid prototyping or by subtractive carving with a computer-controlled mill, it is possible to produce these objects quite faithfully as physical parts at a range of scales. They can be used to construct animated characters, assemblage sculpture or jewelry. Scans can also be used as virtual objects for study, or be installed on a website for advertising purposes. They are offered here on a royalty-free licensed basis; our customers can basically do whatever they want with them - except copying and reselling them as scans.

Claim your free 3D scan here

As enthusiasts and early adopters of 3D scanning technology ourselves, viagra we noticed that while there were many sites selling 3D scanners and offering to make custom scans for clients, ask there wasn't anyplace for someone to purchase them ready-made, healing like stock photographs, or to sell scans they may have produced. We hope these sites will go some way toward remedying this deficiency. The scans currently available are just a small sampling of what we hope to be offering shortly, especially as we are joined by other scanning enthusiasts, collectors and professionals in presenting a medium that is as yet little known outside certain specialized industries. We believe that 3D scanning is an art form that will be increasingly important in the future, as the use of 3D content accelerates and the advantages of this mode of representation become clearer.

These sites are part of the United Artworks group of enterprises, which focus on innovative solutions to three-dimensional problems. Founded by sculptor Andrew Werby, United Artworks offers products, services and information aimed at facilitating the creation of 3D content of all sorts, fostering the appreciation of art and the natural world, and promoting innovative solutions to three-dimensional problems. Other United Artworks sites include www.unitedartworks.com, www.computersculpture.com, and Juxtamorph.com.

Welcome to 3DScanHub!

3D Scanhub is at the center of a cluster of sites offering free or inexpensive downloads of 3-D scans in five different categories: Antiques, pills Natural Objects, clinic Contemporary Sculpture, People, and Fossils. These scans are taken from actual 3D objects, not constructed in CAD programs. If CAD models are like drawings, these are more like photographs. They are three-dimensional mesh models available in STL or OBJ formats, the latter with integral color texture maps, as well as PDF files which can be viewed using the standard Acrobat Reader program.

What are 3D Scans?

Using additive rapid prototyping or by subtractive carving with a computer-controlled mill, it is possible to produce these objects quite faithfully as physical parts at a range of scales. They can be used to construct animated characters, assemblage sculpture or jewelry. Scans can also be used as virtual objects for study, or be installed on a website for advertising purposes. They are offered here on a royalty-free licensed basis; our customers can basically do whatever they want with them - except copying and reselling them as scans.

Claim your free 3D scan here

As enthusiasts and early adopters of 3D scanning technology ourselves, viagra we noticed that while there were many sites selling 3D scanners and offering to make custom scans for clients, ask there wasn't anyplace for someone to purchase them ready-made, healing like stock photographs, or to sell scans they may have produced. We hope these sites will go some way toward remedying this deficiency. The scans currently available are just a small sampling of what we hope to be offering shortly, especially as we are joined by other scanning enthusiasts, collectors and professionals in presenting a medium that is as yet little known outside certain specialized industries. We believe that 3D scanning is an art form that will be increasingly important in the future, as the use of 3D content accelerates and the advantages of this mode of representation become clearer.

These sites are part of the United Artworks group of enterprises, which focus on innovative solutions to three-dimensional problems. Founded by sculptor Andrew Werby, United Artworks offers products, services and information aimed at facilitating the creation of 3D content of all sorts, fostering the appreciation of art and the natural world, and promoting innovative solutions to three-dimensional problems. Other United Artworks sites include www.unitedartworks.com, www.computersculpture.com, and Juxtamorph.com.

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Welcome to 3DScanHub!

3D Scanhub is at the center of a cluster of sites offering free or inexpensive downloads of 3-D scans in five different categories: Antiques, pills Natural Objects, clinic Contemporary Sculpture, People, and Fossils. These scans are taken from actual 3D objects, not constructed in CAD programs. If CAD models are like drawings, these are more like photographs. They are three-dimensional mesh models available in STL or OBJ formats, the latter with integral color texture maps, as well as PDF files which can be viewed using the standard Acrobat Reader program.

What are 3D Scans?

Using additive rapid prototyping or by subtractive carving with a computer-controlled mill, it is possible to produce these objects quite faithfully as physical parts at a range of scales. They can be used to construct animated characters, assemblage sculpture or jewelry. Scans can also be used as virtual objects for study, or be installed on a website for advertising purposes. They are offered here on a royalty-free licensed basis; our customers can basically do whatever they want with them - except copying and reselling them as scans.

Claim your free 3D scan here

As enthusiasts and early adopters of 3D scanning technology ourselves, viagra we noticed that while there were many sites selling 3D scanners and offering to make custom scans for clients, ask there wasn't anyplace for someone to purchase them ready-made, healing like stock photographs, or to sell scans they may have produced. We hope these sites will go some way toward remedying this deficiency. The scans currently available are just a small sampling of what we hope to be offering shortly, especially as we are joined by other scanning enthusiasts, collectors and professionals in presenting a medium that is as yet little known outside certain specialized industries. We believe that 3D scanning is an art form that will be increasingly important in the future, as the use of 3D content accelerates and the advantages of this mode of representation become clearer.

These sites are part of the United Artworks group of enterprises, which focus on innovative solutions to three-dimensional problems. Founded by sculptor Andrew Werby, United Artworks offers products, services and information aimed at facilitating the creation of 3D content of all sorts, fostering the appreciation of art and the natural world, and promoting innovative solutions to three-dimensional problems. Other United Artworks sites include www.unitedartworks.com, www.computersculpture.com, and Juxtamorph.com.

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Art

This German site shows how scans of people can be used for producing oversized sports and music heros, clinic sexy models, drug portrait busts and trophies in glass.

Sculptor Andrew Werby uses 3D scans of natural objects as the basis for his "Juxtamorphic" pieces, visit web built using computer-controlled carving machines or 3D printers.

How NeoMetrix Tecnologies helped a customer design a line of containers resembling over- sized seashells

Eyetronics Studios shows the steps that went into creating their "Vanessa" pin-up character sculpture derived from scan data

How a concrete company evolved from making molds by hand to a much easier and more accurate method involving 3D scanning and carving in foam


Movies and Animation

How Weta Digital teamed up with Applied Research Associates of New Zealand to capture data from scale-model monsters for use in the "Lord of the Rings" saga

NeoMetrix used a MetraScan 3D scanner from Creaform to capture an animatronic dolphin for the 3D feature film "Dolphin Tale"


Historical Preservation

How Creaform'shandheld scanners succeeded at creating useful scans of Buddhist cave art in situ, after other systems had failed

Founded by Ben Kacyra, inventor of the Cyrax large-scale scanner (now produced by Leica Geosystems) this non-profit organization uses 3D scanning to document sites of historical and cultural interest worldwide, such as Angkor Wat, Tikal and Mt. Rushmore

How Baltimore Maryland, working with Direct Dimensions generated a digital copy of the Druid Hill Park Arch in a single day

Using a Breuckmann scanner, Accurex produces a scan of the Sphinx of Hatshepsut, Egypt's queen from 1479 to 1425 BC

Scansite used 3D scanning and foam carving to help the Borghese Gallery in Rome make accurate replicas of Pietro and Gian Lorenzo Bernini's highly detailed sculptures in New York's Metropolitan museum

How 3D scanning allowed scholars to determine which Matisse sculptures were cast simultaneously, or copied and cast later


Science

At the University of Texas, scientists can now make 3D prints for study of objects captured through X-rey CT scans, as well as more conventional scanners The Digimorph (Digital Morphology) project there has started an ambitious archive of information on living and extinct species, with STL files of some scans.

Five researchers explain how they've used 3D "structured light" scanning to produce a library of comparative faunal skeleton material

Technicians at Laser Design, using a Faro arm with a laser head, helped scientists create a detailed scan of a 3 million year old horse skull from the Hagerman Fossil Beds in Idaho


Reverse Engineering

How Creaform's handheld scanners allowed engineers to recreate new parts from an old model of airplane, so it could be relaunched in a newly redesigned version

On Deelip.com, Tom Charron of Rapidform explains the difference between NURBS surfacing of scans and true reverse engineering for parametric part reconstruction from 3D scans.

This video from Roland DGA explains how to reverse- engineer a part using the LPX-600DS scanner and the Pixform Pro software bundled with it.

How Neometrix Technology helped the US Army produce a new door for the famous Blackhawk helicopter, for which no CAD drawings exist

How Nvision and its laser scanners allowed a seating design company bring its old models into a new era


Industry

How Creaform's scanner helped a New Zealand auto company develop production molds for a new "Supercar" from physical models

How NeoMetrix Technology helped nuclear plant engineers compare a a nozzle that had experienced a loss of volume due to hot water jetting to an new unit


Medical/Dental

Ohio WillowWood uses 3D scanners to capture stump geometry as well as healthy limbs, to create matching prostheses with a high comfort level

At the Walter Reed US Army Medical Center , doctors use CT and MRI 3D scan data and Sensable Technology's Freeform modeling system to create perfectly fitting implants for severe skull injuries.

How Direct Dimensions and their 3D scanning service helped surgeons reconstruct the nose of a wounded soldier

Konica Minolta explains how their scanners are helpful in various medical applications, such as orthodontics

3DScanCo developed a way to scan the internal features and external features of the human trachea, and combined it with a facial scan to create a very accurate physical airway replica for medical training purposes.

How 3D scanning was used to validate the efficacy of soft shell helmet therapy for infants with deformed heads

Fashion

Belgium-based Digicave uses 3d content in various ways, like this model who can be zoomed and revolved with your mouse buttons in real time

At Cornell University, professor Susan Ashdown is using body scanners to make feasible the production of individually fitted garments, and bring consumers into the design process. http://www.bodyscan.human.cornell.edu/current7.html The Bodyscanner has numerous applications, including allowing people, once scanned, to "try on" a garment before it's produced

Welcome to 3DScanHub!

3D Scanhub is at the center of a cluster of sites offering free or inexpensive downloads of 3-D scans in five different categories: Antiques, pills Natural Objects, clinic Contemporary Sculpture, People, and Fossils. These scans are taken from actual 3D objects, not constructed in CAD programs. If CAD models are like drawings, these are more like photographs. They are three-dimensional mesh models available in STL or OBJ formats, the latter with integral color texture maps, as well as PDF files which can be viewed using the standard Acrobat Reader program.

What are 3D Scans?

Using additive rapid prototyping or by subtractive carving with a computer-controlled mill, it is possible to produce these objects quite faithfully as physical parts at a range of scales. They can be used to construct animated characters, assemblage sculpture or jewelry. Scans can also be used as virtual objects for study, or be installed on a website for advertising purposes. They are offered here on a royalty-free licensed basis; our customers can basically do whatever they want with them - except copying and reselling them as scans.

Claim your free 3D scan here

As enthusiasts and early adopters of 3D scanning technology ourselves, viagra we noticed that while there were many sites selling 3D scanners and offering to make custom scans for clients, ask there wasn't anyplace for someone to purchase them ready-made, healing like stock photographs, or to sell scans they may have produced. We hope these sites will go some way toward remedying this deficiency. The scans currently available are just a small sampling of what we hope to be offering shortly, especially as we are joined by other scanning enthusiasts, collectors and professionals in presenting a medium that is as yet little known outside certain specialized industries. We believe that 3D scanning is an art form that will be increasingly important in the future, as the use of 3D content accelerates and the advantages of this mode of representation become clearer.

These sites are part of the United Artworks group of enterprises, which focus on innovative solutions to three-dimensional problems. Founded by sculptor Andrew Werby, United Artworks offers products, services and information aimed at facilitating the creation of 3D content of all sorts, fostering the appreciation of art and the natural world, and promoting innovative solutions to three-dimensional problems. Other United Artworks sites include www.unitedartworks.com, www.computersculpture.com, and Juxtamorph.com.

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Art

This German site shows how scans of people can be used for producing oversized sports and music heros, clinic sexy models, drug portrait busts and trophies in glass.

Sculptor Andrew Werby uses 3D scans of natural objects as the basis for his "Juxtamorphic" pieces, visit web built using computer-controlled carving machines or 3D printers.

How NeoMetrix Tecnologies helped a customer design a line of containers resembling over- sized seashells

Eyetronics Studios shows the steps that went into creating their "Vanessa" pin-up character sculpture derived from scan data

How a concrete company evolved from making molds by hand to a much easier and more accurate method involving 3D scanning and carving in foam


Movies and Animation

How Weta Digital teamed up with Applied Research Associates of New Zealand to capture data from scale-model monsters for use in the "Lord of the Rings" saga

NeoMetrix used a MetraScan 3D scanner from Creaform to capture an animatronic dolphin for the 3D feature film "Dolphin Tale"


Historical Preservation

How Creaform'shandheld scanners succeeded at creating useful scans of Buddhist cave art in situ, after other systems had failed

Founded by Ben Kacyra, inventor of the Cyrax large-scale scanner (now produced by Leica Geosystems) this non-profit organization uses 3D scanning to document sites of historical and cultural interest worldwide, such as Angkor Wat, Tikal and Mt. Rushmore

How Baltimore Maryland, working with Direct Dimensions generated a digital copy of the Druid Hill Park Arch in a single day

Using a Breuckmann scanner, Accurex produces a scan of the Sphinx of Hatshepsut, Egypt's queen from 1479 to 1425 BC

Scansite used 3D scanning and foam carving to help the Borghese Gallery in Rome make accurate replicas of Pietro and Gian Lorenzo Bernini's highly detailed sculptures in New York's Metropolitan museum

How 3D scanning allowed scholars to determine which Matisse sculptures were cast simultaneously, or copied and cast later


Science

At the University of Texas, scientists can now make 3D prints for study of objects captured through X-rey CT scans, as well as more conventional scanners The Digimorph (Digital Morphology) project there has started an ambitious archive of information on living and extinct species, with STL files of some scans.

Five researchers explain how they've used 3D "structured light" scanning to produce a library of comparative faunal skeleton material

Technicians at Laser Design, using a Faro arm with a laser head, helped scientists create a detailed scan of a 3 million year old horse skull from the Hagerman Fossil Beds in Idaho


Reverse Engineering

How Creaform's handheld scanners allowed engineers to recreate new parts from an old model of airplane, so it could be relaunched in a newly redesigned version

On Deelip.com, Tom Charron of Rapidform explains the difference between NURBS surfacing of scans and true reverse engineering for parametric part reconstruction from 3D scans.

This video from Roland DGA explains how to reverse- engineer a part using the LPX-600DS scanner and the Pixform Pro software bundled with it.

How Neometrix Technology helped the US Army produce a new door for the famous Blackhawk helicopter, for which no CAD drawings exist

How Nvision and its laser scanners allowed a seating design company bring its old models into a new era


Industry

How Creaform's scanner helped a New Zealand auto company develop production molds for a new "Supercar" from physical models

How NeoMetrix Technology helped nuclear plant engineers compare a a nozzle that had experienced a loss of volume due to hot water jetting to an new unit


Medical/Dental

Ohio WillowWood uses 3D scanners to capture stump geometry as well as healthy limbs, to create matching prostheses with a high comfort level

At the Walter Reed US Army Medical Center , doctors use CT and MRI 3D scan data and Sensable Technology's Freeform modeling system to create perfectly fitting implants for severe skull injuries.

How Direct Dimensions and their 3D scanning service helped surgeons reconstruct the nose of a wounded soldier

Konica Minolta explains how their scanners are helpful in various medical applications, such as orthodontics

3DScanCo developed a way to scan the internal features and external features of the human trachea, and combined it with a facial scan to create a very accurate physical airway replica for medical training purposes.

How 3D scanning was used to validate the efficacy of soft shell helmet therapy for infants with deformed heads

Fashion

Belgium-based Digicave uses 3d content in various ways, like this model who can be zoomed and revolved with your mouse buttons in real time

At Cornell University, professor Susan Ashdown is using body scanners to make feasible the production of individually fitted garments, and bring consumers into the design process. http://www.bodyscan.human.cornell.edu/current7.html The Bodyscanner has numerous applications, including allowing people, once scanned, to "try on" a garment before it's produced

Welcome to www3dscanhub.com. This is a non-binding summary of the Content Supplier Agreement that our lawyers insist you must agree to in order to do business with us and sell your scans through any of our sites, sale including 3dscanhub.com, 3dnaturescans.com, fossilscans.com, antiquescans.com, peoplescans.com, and sculpturescans.com. That agreement contains much more information than is found in this summary, so we must insist you read and rely on it. But basically, by uploading scans for licensing through our site, you are authorizing us to distribute your digital files worldwide, according to certain conditions. However, this agreement is non-exclusive, meaning you can still distribute these same files through other websites or avenues.

The decision of whether to host and license any piece of content is ours alone. We'll take care of the business side: running the site, publicizing it, and collecting and distributing the proceeds from selling the scans you provide. You allow us to sell licenses to your scans to people anywhere in the world and agree that they can do pretty much anything legal they want with them, including making and selling derivative works with them or altering or distorting them. You will also let us use your content for marketing purposes. But don’t worry, you'll still own the copyright to your scans. All you're selling is a limited, non-exclusive license to use them for certain purposes.

You are welcome to submit scans at any time for distribution on this site, but we can't host scans for which you don't actually own the rights. So you need to be able to provide proof of ownership of the scan, if it's yours, or permission from the owner if it's not. If you don't either own the scan or have permission to sell it, don't bother sending it to us. If it's going to get us in trouble, we don't want it and won’t post in on our site, and it's ultimately up to us what we put online. Therefore, by sending your digital files to us, you're stipulating that you have the right to distribute them and agree to provide proof if requested.

If you're supplying scans of identifiable human beings, you must provide (or agree to provide) model releases that allow distribution of those scans. If a scan submitted to any of our sites is based on an identifiable object subject to trademark or copyright restrictions, you agree to provide written permission from whoever owns the rights to it. If you're not authorized to make this deal, just forget about it. If there's a problem with your content, you are responsible for it, not us. We also can't be held responsible for what people might do with your scans – anybody purchasing them will have to accept our End User License Agreement, but unfortunately they might break it. We'll try to get credit for you on end-users projects, but we can't make any promises.

As for pricing, we’ll set the prices in our sole discretion, but we will first consult with you. We will split the gross proceeds from your content 50/50: you get half and we get half of the retail price. We'll issue you a statement and settle up every 6 months, unless we owe you less than $100USD, in which case we'll hold onto it until either you’ve earned more than $100USD or until the end of the our agreement. Of course, we can't split payments we don’t actually receive or that get charged back. And if it turns out you didn't really own the content, then we can't and won’t pay you for it.

We will communicate with you via our site or by email; our main email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We'd also really appreciate a virus-check on any content you try to upload. If your file harms our servers or any computer (ours or the customer’s), we don’t have to pay you. You’ll also be hearing from us about the damage you caused. Again, please don't send us anything you don't own the rights to. Remember, you're on the hook for our costs if we get sued because of anything you send us that you don’t own.

Andrew Werby, United Artworks
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P.S. Our lawyers insist that I tell you to read and rely on the Content Supplier Agreement instead of this summary. If we all follow that Agreement, everyone makes money and everyone is happy.

Scanner Manufacturers

Creaform makes the Handyscan line of hand-held scanners (also sold by Z- corp as "Z-scanners") which afford unparalleled flexibility in the configurations they can capture, website like this this site and the Mega-Capturor, visit this Gemini, and Cyclops line of body scanners. Visit Computersculpture for the best price on these versatile scanners

The Roland Corporation of Japan, famous for their electonic musical instruments, also makes a line of turntable-based 3D scanners which are extremely easy to use, inexpensive, and create nearly perfect scans automatically. They also have combination scanner and milling machines that give you the ability to copy 3D parts in a variety of materials. Visit Computersculpture for the best price on these already-affordable machines

The HDI white light scanner from 3D3 Solutions uses a projected stripe image to calculate deviations of a surface, and HD cameras to record it.

Konica-Minolta, the venerable Japanese camera company, also makes a couple of different lines of laser scanners

3D Digital makes 3D laser scanners, and customizes them for various applications

Germany-based Breuckmann makes a variety of different 3d scanners for digitizing, measuring and quality inspection purposes

Nikon Metrology makes a wide range of 3D scanners, including arm-based, tripod-mounted, and CT-scanning X-ray versions

3Shape specializes in scanners for the dental, orthodontic, and hearing-aid industries

3D Shape is a German company with non-contact stuctured- light scanners and associated software, good for capturing people without requiring long poses

Cyberware pioneered 3D body capture for the movie industry, and offers a range of models designed for human 3D scanning

Kreon Technologies offers a range of laser heads that mount on articulated arms for use in scanning and metrology

LDI-GKSmakes a range of scanners and optical measuring tools that either mount on CMM devices or tripods, including CT scanning devices for exploring invisible details

LDI-GKS makes a line of optical sensors used for various industrial processes, such as scanning logs at a sawmill, or part recognition by machines on an assembly line

Trimble makes scanners used by surveyors and civil engineers to image large-scale spaces, structures and landforms

Metron Systems makes scanners used primarily for part inspection and automation applications

In Denmark, Scantech specializes in laser heads that fit on CNC routers and mills, enabling copies to be made of parts that fit these machines' work envelopes

Shapegrabber makes portable and automated laser scanners, as well as scanner heads that mount on arms or other machines

The German company Steinbichler is a world leader in high-end scanning and inspection solutions

Surphaser offers medium and short-range laser scanners and supplies OEM components to other manufacturers implementing scanning and machine-vision applications

Arius 3D makes a scanning system which, mounted on a motion-control rig, digitizes the colors as well as the topological point cloud of an object's surface

NVision makes CMM probe scanners as well as tripod-mounted and arm- mounted laser scanners

3DMD specializes in 3D imaging for medical applications, providing 3D cameras, installation, software and support

4D Culture has color-capable 3D scanners made in South Korea that work using white light or lasers

The Fastscan from Polhemus is a hand-held scanner for non-metallic objects

Scanner-like systems

The David laser scanner allows one to set up laser scanning on the cheap, using ones own laser pointer and digital camera. Some people have even had good luck with it

My 3d Scanner is a free online application that can construct a 3d model from photos of an object taken from various angles

Qi Pan at Cambridge University has developed a system for creating simple models from photos

Photomodeler is the pioneer commercial photogrammetry application

Pix4D turns thousands of 2D aerial images into integrated 3D landscapes

Digimask maps your photos (full face and profile) onto a generic face model to create a personalized "avatar" for online gaming

The Microscribe digitizing arm works by capturing individual points off an object with a stylus; the point is recorded by pressing a foot pedal. In this way, curves can be constructed, and the object reconstructed from a network of curves

Photo3D from Softcube in Japan allows 3D models to be created from single or multiple photos

Phov is a Slovenian solution to creating 3D models from digital photos

Scanners for Sale

Computersculpture.com sells tabletop scanners from Roland and Creaform's hand-held and tripod-mounted systems as well

Academic Research

The Digital Design Centre is a project of Glasgow School of Art, and uses scanning for cultural heritage, medical and artistic purposes

At Stanford University, some scholars' attempt to come up with a "3D fax machine" morphed into the Digital Michaelangelo Project which made detailed scans of some of his famous sculptures. These scans are made available for academic research only, not for commercial or other purposes.

Custom Scans

In Pakistan , Khalid offers free scans using his home-brew setup.

Michael Raphael and his staff at Direct Dimensions have a lot of experience with a wide variety of 3D scanning and reverse engineering projects

CyberFX pioneered 3D scanning for the movie industry, and still operates the largest custom scanning and 3d carving facility on the West Coast of the United States

Absolute Geometries in Texas offers laser scanning and reverse engineering services

Central Scanning Ltd. in the UK does scanning, inspection, and verification

From Lake Mary, FL, Neometrix Technologies does 3D scanning, reverse engineering and rapid prototyping (using the Objet multi-material printer)

24 Ten specializes in human head scanning, as well as rigging and retopologizing for animation

Eyetronics Studios offers human, location and prop scanning services for the movie and gaming industries

Scansite does 3D scanning and builds models from their scans in the SF Bay Area

Headus in Sydney offers scanning services and software, including whole-body scanning

From their Ottowa base, XYZ RGB does scanning of live actors and inanimate objects for movies, games, and reverse engineering

Downstream software and hardware

Rapidform XOR is the world leader in reverse-engineering software, allowing 3D scans to be used for accurate reconstruction of critical parts. Visit Computersculpture for the best price on this powerful software package

Geomagic produces software for repairing and retexturing 3D scans, as well as NURBS surfacing, inspection, model analysis and reverse engineering Visit Computersculpture for the best price on these modules.

Meshlab is a free open-source program for manipulating 3D meshes

From Materialise, MiniMagics is a handy free STL viewer

Netfabboffers free Basic software for cleaning up scans for printing, and also a Professional version with more capabilities that costs money

Sensable's haptic modeling system makes it easy to edit and combine scan meshes, since you can actually "feel" the model as you work on it

Sensable's Digisize software helps to analyze, measure and manage anthropometric data from their scanners

This "triangle mesh completer" software fills in holes left by many scanning processes; avaliable in standalone and Rhino3d plugin versions

Geometry Systems Inc. produces relatively inexpensive software for cleaning up scans and producing NURBS surfaces from them.

UVLayout is a tool for creating and editing UV maps that apply color-textures to polygon mesh files and SubD surfaces

3D reshaper allows you to deal with point- clouds created by 3d scanners and generate surfaces from them

More 3D scans

Ten 24, a scanning and animation shop, offers a free high-resolution head scan for download in OBJ format

Stanford University has made a number of 3D scans available in PLY format, along with some links to convert them into other formats

Cyberware offers several 3D whole-body scans for non-commercial purposes free on their site in PLY format

Headus in Australia also has some Cyberware VRML whole body sample scans in WRZ (g-zipped) or WRL format

Direct Dimensions offers some 3D scan-based models in various formats to show what its Surphaser scanners can do

Sample and Hold in the UK has made some 3D sample scans available for free download under a creative commons license, to be used for non-commercial purposes only

Scanner Manufacturers

Creaform makes the Handyscan line of hand-held scanners (also sold by Z- corp as "Z-scanners") which afford unparalleled flexibility in the configurations they can capture, website like this this site and the Mega-Capturor, visit this Gemini, and Cyclops line of body scanners. Visit Computersculpture for the best price on these versatile scanners

The Roland Corporation of Japan, famous for their electonic musical instruments, also makes a line of turntable-based 3D scanners which are extremely easy to use, inexpensive, and create nearly perfect scans automatically. They also have combination scanner and milling machines that give you the ability to copy 3D parts in a variety of materials. Visit Computersculpture for the best price on these already-affordable machines

The HDI white light scanner from 3D3 Solutions uses a projected stripe image to calculate deviations of a surface, and HD cameras to record it.

Konica-Minolta, the venerable Japanese camera company, also makes a couple of different lines of laser scanners

3D Digital makes 3D laser scanners, and customizes them for various applications

Germany-based Breuckmann makes a variety of different 3d scanners for digitizing, measuring and quality inspection purposes

Nikon Metrology makes a wide range of 3D scanners, including arm-based, tripod-mounted, and CT-scanning X-ray versions

3Shape specializes in scanners for the dental, orthodontic, and hearing-aid industries

3D Shape is a German company with non-contact stuctured- light scanners and associated software, good for capturing people without requiring long poses

Cyberware pioneered 3D body capture for the movie industry, and offers a range of models designed for human 3D scanning

Kreon Technologies offers a range of laser heads that mount on articulated arms for use in scanning and metrology

LDI-GKSmakes a range of scanners and optical measuring tools that either mount on CMM devices or tripods, including CT scanning devices for exploring invisible details

LDI-GKS makes a line of optical sensors used for various industrial processes, such as scanning logs at a sawmill, or part recognition by machines on an assembly line

Trimble makes scanners used by surveyors and civil engineers to image large-scale spaces, structures and landforms

Metron Systems makes scanners used primarily for part inspection and automation applications

In Denmark, Scantech specializes in laser heads that fit on CNC routers and mills, enabling copies to be made of parts that fit these machines' work envelopes

Shapegrabber makes portable and automated laser scanners, as well as scanner heads that mount on arms or other machines

The German company Steinbichler is a world leader in high-end scanning and inspection solutions

Surphaser offers medium and short-range laser scanners and supplies OEM components to other manufacturers implementing scanning and machine-vision applications

Arius 3D makes a scanning system which, mounted on a motion-control rig, digitizes the colors as well as the topological point cloud of an object's surface

NVision makes CMM probe scanners as well as tripod-mounted and arm- mounted laser scanners

3DMD specializes in 3D imaging for medical applications, providing 3D cameras, installation, software and support

4D Culture has color-capable 3D scanners made in South Korea that work using white light or lasers

The Fastscan from Polhemus is a hand-held scanner for non-metallic objects

Scanner-like systems

The David laser scanner allows one to set up laser scanning on the cheap, using ones own laser pointer and digital camera. Some people have even had good luck with it

My 3d Scanner is a free online application that can construct a 3d model from photos of an object taken from various angles

Qi Pan at Cambridge University has developed a system for creating simple models from photos

Photomodeler is the pioneer commercial photogrammetry application

Pix4D turns thousands of 2D aerial images into integrated 3D landscapes

Digimask maps your photos (full face and profile) onto a generic face model to create a personalized "avatar" for online gaming

The Microscribe digitizing arm works by capturing individual points off an object with a stylus; the point is recorded by pressing a foot pedal. In this way, curves can be constructed, and the object reconstructed from a network of curves

Photo3D from Softcube in Japan allows 3D models to be created from single or multiple photos

Phov is a Slovenian solution to creating 3D models from digital photos

Scanners for Sale

Computersculpture.com sells tabletop scanners from Roland and Creaform's hand-held and tripod-mounted systems as well

Academic Research

The Digital Design Centre is a project of Glasgow School of Art, and uses scanning for cultural heritage, medical and artistic purposes

At Stanford University, some scholars' attempt to come up with a "3D fax machine" morphed into the Digital Michaelangelo Project which made detailed scans of some of his famous sculptures. These scans are made available for academic research only, not for commercial or other purposes.

Custom Scans

In Pakistan , Khalid offers free scans using his home-brew setup.

Michael Raphael and his staff at Direct Dimensions have a lot of experience with a wide variety of 3D scanning and reverse engineering projects

CyberFX pioneered 3D scanning for the movie industry, and still operates the largest custom scanning and 3d carving facility on the West Coast of the United States

Absolute Geometries in Texas offers laser scanning and reverse engineering services

Central Scanning Ltd. in the UK does scanning, inspection, and verification

From Lake Mary, FL, Neometrix Technologies does 3D scanning, reverse engineering and rapid prototyping (using the Objet multi-material printer)

24 Ten specializes in human head scanning, as well as rigging and retopologizing for animation

Eyetronics Studios offers human, location and prop scanning services for the movie and gaming industries

Scansite does 3D scanning and builds models from their scans in the SF Bay Area

Headus in Sydney offers scanning services and software, including whole-body scanning

From their Ottowa base, XYZ RGB does scanning of live actors and inanimate objects for movies, games, and reverse engineering

Downstream software and hardware

Rapidform XOR is the world leader in reverse-engineering software, allowing 3D scans to be used for accurate reconstruction of critical parts. Visit Computersculpture for the best price on this powerful software package

Geomagic produces software for repairing and retexturing 3D scans, as well as NURBS surfacing, inspection, model analysis and reverse engineering Visit Computersculpture for the best price on these modules.

Meshlab is a free open-source program for manipulating 3D meshes

From Materialise, MiniMagics is a handy free STL viewer

Netfabboffers free Basic software for cleaning up scans for printing, and also a Professional version with more capabilities that costs money

Sensable's haptic modeling system makes it easy to edit and combine scan meshes, since you can actually "feel" the model as you work on it

Sensable's Digisize software helps to analyze, measure and manage anthropometric data from their scanners

This "triangle mesh completer" software fills in holes left by many scanning processes; avaliable in standalone and Rhino3d plugin versions

Geometry Systems Inc. produces relatively inexpensive software for cleaning up scans and producing NURBS surfaces from them.

UVLayout is a tool for creating and editing UV maps that apply color-textures to polygon mesh files and SubD surfaces

3D reshaper allows you to deal with point- clouds created by 3d scanners and generate surfaces from them

More 3D scans

Ten 24, a scanning and animation shop, offers a free high-resolution head scan for download in OBJ format

Stanford University has made a number of 3D scans available in PLY format, along with some links to convert them into other formats

Cyberware offers several 3D whole-body scans for non-commercial purposes free on their site in PLY format

Headus in Australia also has some Cyberware VRML whole body sample scans in WRZ (g-zipped) or WRL format

Direct Dimensions offers some 3D scan-based models in various formats to show what its Surphaser scanners can do

Sample and Hold in the UK has made some 3D sample scans available for free download under a creative commons license, to be used for non-commercial purposes only

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