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Old 09-13-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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scanning sets : equipment : options ??

Hi guys,

I'm curious to hear from people who have invested in 3d set scanning equipment and explored such techniques. What options are available? The first option being a LiDAR scanner, however the price mark is a little beyond most budgets at around 100k+ I've seen some other low budget options that don't tend to hold up very well like the autodesk software which name slips my memory ..

Anyhow, i'm working with a small start up studio that wants to recreate a few real world environments using scanning 3d/3d scanning techniques, so any advice welcome

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Old 09-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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There are cheaper LIDAR scanners too. Check out Faro for example, they also have a "pay per scan" payment option if i recall right.

There are other software options like Agisoft etc.

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A theodolite is another option for surveying sets, but you'll need to have an operator who knows how to use it (or train someone to use it properly). The output you get from it is a set of points that you mark out - you'll get a very sparse set of points but they'll be focused on specific features on the set (corners of buildings, tracking markers, etc).

As well as Agisoft or Autodesk 123D, there is also open-source Bundler for doing photogrammetry reconstruction. However the results can get rather noisy.
 
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Hi guys,

I'm curious to hear from people who have invested in 3d set scanning equipment and explored such techniques. What options are available? The first option being a LiDAR scanner, however the price mark is a little beyond most budgets at around 100k+ I've seen some other low budget options that don't tend to hold up very well like the autodesk software which name slips my memory ..

Anyhow, i'm working with a small start up studio that wants to recreate a few real world environments using scanning 3d/3d scanning techniques, so any advice welcome

Thanks
David


Use a spheron camera:

http://www.spheron.com/en/spheron-c...erocam-hdr.html
http://www.spheron.com/en/spheron-c...easurement.html

26 f-stop EXR support per 3d point for a 360 *180 degree scan.
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:52 AM   #5
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Use a spheron camera:

http://www.spheron.com/en/spheron-c...erocam-hdr.html
http://www.spheron.com/en/spheron-c...easurement.html

26 f-stop EXR support per 3d point for a 360 *180 degree scan.


Looks good, how much does the spheron camera cost? I couldn't find anything on the site.

http://www.fxguide.com/fxguidetv/fx...i-modo-on-rise/

Also the above post may help if you haven't seen it.
 
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