Shiny parts and repetitive patterns might seem like an obvious challenge for many, but with the 2022 Artec Leo, this axle shaft was captured in fine detail in just 10 minutes. The comb-over & fade along with the boxed beard were faithfully recreated in myriads of submillimeter-accurate polygons and packed into a 3D model file in .stl format.
This detailed, high-resolution model of a shiny piece of metal with lots of holes and hard to reach areas was created, start to finish, in a total of about 35 minutes.
This popular and versatile model of a skid-steer loader was captured in high-resolution 3D with Artec Leo in HD Mode within 90 minutes.
This small and lightweight off-road vehicle was manually assembled pretty much from scratch by its owner – and its journey didn’t end there. Shiny parts with lots of small details, holes, fine lines, and sharp edges are no longer something to fear, as demonstrated in this 3D scan of an engine.
Looking at this compound bow 3D model, you can tell that the object it replicates was named compound for a reason.
All the thin edges and angled surfaces of the crankcase, together with its individual structural reinforcements, were captured with unmistakable fidelity. In just 8 minutes this crankshaft, a core part of a 6-cylinder internal combustion engine, was scanned with Artec Leo in HD Mode.
Thanks to Artec Leo’s onboard automatic processing and in-built HD display, scanning was done in a flash and with no need to worry about any details missed.
Full of smaller, finer details as well as holes, fine lines, sharp edges, and smooth, possibly shiny surfaces, the dual-clutch gearbox becomes a lot easier to scan with Artec 3D’s new HD mode.
Using the new, AI-powered HD Mode, all the thin edges, including the internal reinforcements, as well as the holes of various diameters, and the long, sweeping curves of the aerodynamic exterior were easily captured.
As you can see, the figurine has a very rich and fine geometry from top to bottom – perfect for testing the capabilities of HD Mode. When it comes to digitizing such fragile historical artifacts as bones, skeletons, and skulls of rare creatures, be it a dinosaur, a mammoth, or ancient human remains, 3D data quality is key.
If you zoom in real close to this goat skull, you may end up immersed in incredible detail for longer than the two minutes it took to scan with the new 2022 Artec Leo.
Hollow areas or surfaces inside the rim that were previously quite tricky to capture in one go have been reconstructed in full detail with no artifacts or noise.
What makes this model special is the ultra-high level of detail and the incredible cleanliness of data that the scanner is able to achieve, all thanks to HD Mode.
Whether intended for reverse engineering or quality inspection, this impressive 3D printable model of compressor would easily fit the bill. Every stretch of salty exoskeleton, legs, and antennae has been lovingly captured in high-resolution color 3D and reborn in the digital realm.
Scanned with a Leo in HD Mode, this beauty was full of both large, sleek surfaces and small, intricate details.
Have a look at each angle of this 3D model and notice how well everything has been captured — from its finest details to its texture, its ornamental design, and its altogether exquisite appearance.
Effectively 3D scanning such a diminutive 6" × 6" × 4"(15 cm × 15 cm × 10 cm) powerhouse, with its diverse and sundry assemblage of parts, is a formidable challenge for a quality inspection or reverse engineering workflow.
Have a good look around this model and have a look at the lines, the details, the form, and the fact that the 3D model represents the original object with astounding accuracy. Boosted by the AI-injected feature of Artec Studio 15 called HD Mode, the scanner managed to capture all the teeny details of the engine in high resolution with no help from scanning spray or markers.
Just a few minutes of scanning was enough to capture a significant portion of the frame’s geometry for a vivid example of what HD Mode is all about.
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Scanned with Artec Eva, two common scanning challenges were overcome: Black surfaces, and shiny objects. These elaborately-crafted wooden doors were scanned with an Eva in merely a handful of minutes.
Since the resulting 3D model was destined for use in a movie, the doors’ many intricate carvings needed to pass close visual inspection.
Can you capture color? With the new Leo, texture stands out vibrantly and bold, while fine lines and surfaces are accurately captured for a true-to-life 3D model.
With noise levels at an absolute minimum, holes become that much easier to scan, as can be seen here. Just one look at this detail-rich 3D model of a snowmobile gives you an idea of how challenging the original object could have been to 3D scan.
Fine lines and sharp edges have always been tricky to scan but with the new HD Mode, those difficult areas are hardly the challenge they used to be.
The chair’s crisp edges along its cross rails, legs, and stiles, together with its precise interfaces among components, called for a high degree of precision. This Klemm L25d VIIR LX-MA airplane is an exhibit at the Aviation Museum in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxeumbourg.
Artec Ray was placed in 26 different positions around the airplane to make a complete 3D model. It's not easy to keep your fingers apart for a long time, so the scanning should be done as quickly as possible. A very simple part to scan and a good example of scanning holes.
This small and fragile skull of a bat-eared fox was scanned with Artec Space Spider. While the model looks complicated, there were no challenging areas to scan.
The main difficulty with scanning internal organs is that they are soft and change shape when flipped, making it difficult to combine scans made from different sides. The statue is very rich geometrically, and despite some large flat areas, the aged bronze provided plenty of texture, so tracking wasn't an issue.
This small figurine of a Chinese horseman warrior was scanned to make perfect replicas in different sizes.
What appears to be a normal, everyday office chair, plucked from the glass and steel confines of a typical high-tech office in sunny California, serves as a fine example of capturing modern furniture with Artec Leo.
Taking only 20 minutes to scan the whole car, and just under one and a half hours to process the captured 3D data, this highly accurate 3D model was ready in under two hours from start to finish.
- The complex geometry of this carburetor makes it a very simple object to 3D scan!
This chandelier has fantastic geometry and good original texture for smooth tracking. Now, if this hyper-realistic 3D model of an adorable bear doesn’t conjure thoughts of a jolly Christmas, what will?
Team Artec is constantly putting 3D scanners through all sorts of tests to see how well they handle a wide range of objects, as well as to delineate the best path to follow for delivering the most accurate results.
One such test project is showcased here on this page. A metallic fidget spinner in a shape of a cog with two different carving patterns on each side — a Celtic runes pattern and compass markings.
These coins were scanned on a leaflet featuring printed text to make it easy to capture the edges. This car compressor was placed on a rotating platform, which made scanning easy and fast.
A very noticeable feature on this model is the holes. A copper key scanned with Artec Micro. The key had to be sprayed due to its reflective surface. We used Artec Space Spider’s exceptionally high resolution and Artec Leo’s large field of view & high scanning speed to create a remarkably precise model from the combined raw data.
Part of an outdoor fountain basin, this 3D model of a croc was created with the Artec Leo 3D scanner and the powerful Artec Studio software. A watertight 3D-model of a plastic cube produced by ProtoLabs. A sharp dagger with fine woven metal mail on the handle.
Owing to the grainy structure of its texture this compressor makes an excellent scanning object.
The craftsman who created this feast for the eyes definitely put a great deal of effort into their work. So did Artec Space Spider and Eva, the two handheld 3D scanners which were used to capture everything down to the finest features of this geometry-rich object in order to make the 3D model look as impressive as the original work of art, inspired by Doom, the epic shooter.
A plastic figurine of fantasy dragon. It was made in black plastic, but no scanning spray was needed, since plastic was mat.
A beautiful statuette made out of bronze, depicting two mythological creatures that symbolize divine powers in ancient China — a dragon and a phoenix, and between them a huge pearl. A novelty chalice, made of plastic, with metal cup inside.
Easily captured with the desktop high-resolution 3D scanner Artec Micro, this tiny plastic wand connector section of a Drain Weasel would be a challenge for many other 3D scanners.
Plastic can reflect light directed at it. That’s simple yet very useful info for someone who wants to have an electrical outlet 3D scanned. The body of the engine and the larger details were scanned with Artec Eva.
Spider was used to capture the more intricate geometry. This metal mold of a child's foot was scanned with Spider in less than one minute.
Leo was able to scan this fountain’s 7-meter basin in just under fifty minutes, with no need for additional preparation or the use of extra features to improve the scanner’s tracking.
A good example of a symmetrical object, which is impossible for other scanners to capture without the application of stickers. It took only two scans of five minutes each to render the crystalline shape of the object, captured here in precious detail and high resolution.
If you're in 3D, how could your year start without scanning the animal of the year?
So 2022 was ushered in with a truly exquisite scan of a golden tiger. This head is a perfect example of a suitable object for Eva Lite - there are no color shifts that Eva with the color camera could have used for tracking enhancement.
This beautiful copper heart-shaped pendant was scanned with the fully automatic desktop scanner Artec Micro in just 5 minutes. Captured with Artec Space Spider. This hub cap features a lot of rather flat monotone surfaces.
This is a 3D model of a working hydrant on a street in Palo Alto, CA. To scan it, we used an Artec Eva connected to an Artec battery and a tablet for full scanning mobility.
Covered in tiny knobs, pockmarked dots on the hollowed-out, hard-to-reach insides, and we’re not even talking about the tiny dimensions.
This jaguar ring is a challenging obstacle course for any 3D scanner, and served as a good test to demonstrate Artec Micro’s capabilities.
Artec Leo is often called in when the height of the object to be 3D scanned approximates that of a Yeti. This lion is one of two nearly identical bronze animals prowling alongside the steps of a town hall.
- Mounted on a pedestal, it was a bit hard to reach, but not for Leo — its namesake!
- This bronze monument overlooking San Francisco Bay was captured in full daylight with Artec Leo in only 45 minutes, as the sun was rising up above the water.
- A statue of the Chinese Sage of Tea scanned with Artec Space Spider.
- Need to scan a transparent object? Use an Artec 3D scanner.
- This model of a transparent magic potion bottle was created with Space Spider. This screw was scanned with Artec Spider after being sprayed with gloss reducing powder.
A pair of pliers held the bolt vertically.
This cutting blade was a great training instrument for scanning thin objects. A metal nut, just over 15 mm, easily scanned with Artec Micro in just two scans.
Unlike handheld scanners, Micro was able to scan this piece without the need for any additional features or background.
- This tall statue in central Luxembourg, which commemorates one of the most famous local writers, was easily captured using a synergy of the wireless handheld 3D scanner Artec Leo and the tripod-mounted laser scanner Artec Ray.
- With its gleaming surface and elaborate details, including sharp edges, numerous holes and hard-to-reach notches, the crankcase could well be a pain for any scanning specialist, but not with Space Spider.
- Designed for working with small mechanical parts and organic shapes, Artec Space Spider managed to capture all the tiny elements, multiple holes of different diameters, shiny metallic finish, and hidden areas of this object.
- This 3D scanning project embodies a confluence of factors that could have complicated effective capture and reconstruction of the wild variety of shapes that needed to be captured and reconstructed in this case.
- A pipe bend, scanned with Artec Micro. It took only two scans using the simple trajectory to get the full shape of the pipe.
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- This object is considered as «large» for trajectory purposes.
- Although we used only a «simple» type of trajectory, with fewer frames, all of the intricate curvatures were successfully captured.
- Despite its complex geometry and reflective surface, this 1.5 cm plastic bolt was captured using the ultra-precise Artec Micro in just three scans.
- Product part made of plastic. Scanning time was around 5 minutes, and post-processing took about 20 minutes.
- This is a good example of fast reverse engineering. To create this high-quality 3D model, both the interior and exterior of this bright orange pumpkin were scanned using Eva and Space Spider.
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Small object — big challenge. How do you capture the thread of this 10 mm long screw using a 3D scanner? The cap was made of semi-transparent plastic and required a bit of dusting with an airbrush.
Then it was mounted on the scanner’s rotating platform with a clamp. A couple of mouse clicks — and scanning commenced.
The complete model of this Smart car was created from approximately 10-13 scans taken from various positions around all sides of the vehicle. We also took two scans from below, with the car raised on a car lifter. This model of a tiny screw was captured with Artec Micro in just 6 minutes.
A relatively easy object for scanning - the only challenges were its shiny surface (easily countered by anti-gloss spray) and the thin edges. A bronze statue of a fairytale boy taming a giant dragonfly, made by famous sculptor Katib Mamedov.
Dragonfly wings were a challenge since there was little surface on them, and no background to make it easier.
An architectural piece, scanned with Eva Lite.There's plenty of clearly visible ornaments that makes tracking simple and reliable.
- To demo Artec Studio’s Photo Texture feature, we combined Artec Leo’s precise geometric scan data with an iPhone camera’s photographs.
- This 3D model of a torso, captured with the Eva Lite scanner, has multiple applications in various industries including CGI, art, science and especially, healthcare.
- An early 1900’s tower well valve scanned on-site with Artec Eva, connected to a portable battery and a tablet.
- An old transmission box, scanned with Eva.
- A good example of a challenging object, since it has a lot of deep holes.
- This ordinary office Troll was scanned with an Artec Leo 3D scanner.
- In exchange for the promise of some meaty morsels, the troll agreed to pose for the scanning by leaning on a chair that was later removed during post-processing in Artec Studio.
- This small turbine was scanned in three passes using a rotating table — this enabled the operator to easily capture all the curves from different angles with less hand motion.
- This mahogany tissue box holder proved to be an excellent scanning object due to its unique geometry.
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