I’m not so sure that they would work the same way. With a handle, if you put all of your samples together (provided you’ve taken enough), you can still make out the geometry within the hole. In my can example, I’m just talking about a hole in one side of the can, so you’re not going to be getting -any- geometry within the hole. So I’m just curious to know if the software would interpret that properly to create a hole in the mesh as well.
If you look through some of the laser scans for the fire hydrant, you can clearly make out breaks in the geometry - where the laser line went flat against an extrusion. I’m guessing that their software is coded to ignore these breaks, and stitch the lines together at the closest points to these breaks in the lines. In the example I’m suggesting, I’m just wondering if it wouldn’t do the same thing there, since it will not be reading any actual geometry within the hole in any of the samples. Would those gaps in the laser be stitched, or not?
Not really a matter of the program’s functionality (honestly, how often is someone going to cut a hole in a can and try to scan it? ), just curiosity.