3D optical scanners
The 3D optical scanners we use are mobile scanners. This means that the immobility of an object or its location in a hard-to-reach place is not a problem – we can get to it with the equipment. This is particularly important when scanning heavy objects, objects at heights or objects permanently located in a specific place.
In connection with our foundation’s use of 3D structured light scanners, it is also important to mention their safety. The flashes of the illuminating lamps as well as the light pattern itself, which the 3D scanner casts on the object to be scanned, is completely safe; we do not have to worry about whether the light beam will somehow change the colour of the actual object.
One of the last, but no less important, advantages of optical 3D scanners, which use structured light to scan, is their speed. By using the scanner’s large field of view, we can capture shape and colour data of objects at speeds of up to tens of millions of points per second, enabling fast and trouble-free operation.
The Foundation has both scanners for larger objects such as monuments, statues, bas-reliefs, sculptures, architectural elements, etc. and scanners for smaller elements such as vessels, figurines, smaller decorative elements, etc. With top-of-the-range equipment, we are able to reproduce smaller objects with an accuracy of up to approx. 0.05 mm and a resolution of up to approx. 0.1 mm. In this way, we not only obtain 3D models that are ideal for visualisation, but also for research. For larger objects, the values are up to approx. 0.1 mm accuracy and 0.2 mm resolution, respectively. When scanning larger objects, scanning speed and greater mobility are also important. The 3D scanner we use captures up to 28 frames per second and has a built-in battery, which allows uninterrupted and efficient operation for up to several hours.