Tips and tricks for making a perfect 3D body scan
Obtaining hi-res 3D models of the human body or its parts has become an intrinsic element of advanced medical practices. Doctors use their patients’ 3D scans to design customized prosthetic and orthotic devices, take accurate body measurements in order to track changes in the shape of the body over a period of time, and create 3D visuals to demonstrate possible results of plastic surgery.
For making a high-quality 3D body scan, use Artec Eva 3D scanner, whose accuracy, field of view and working distance are ideal for quickly capturing objects the size of the human body.
Watch this video to learn how to make the process of obtaining a 3D body scan swift and effortless.
To sum it up, you should follow these guidelines:
- Avoid dim lighting and unevenly lit environments.
- Use Artec Battery Pack to freely move around the person you are going to scan. If the space is narrow, a turntable could be a handy option.
- If the person is wearing black, increase the texture brightness in Artec Studio settings. Decrease the brightness if you need to scan white clothes. Shiny surfaces are best captured when sensitivity is upped. If you are using Eva with Artec Studio 12, you don’t have to worry about adjusting sensitivity – it is done for you automatically.
- The person whose 3D body scan you are going to make should strike a comfortable pose that they’ll be able to hold until the end of the scanning session.
- Make sure the scanner can reach all areas that need to be captured.
- Start with the head, finish with the legs.
- For capturing curly hair, you may want to smooth it down or dampen it if possible. Again, increasing sensitivity can be a great help here. Remember that Eva’s sensitivity is adjusted automatically in Artec Studio 12.
- Once finished, ask the person to hold the pose for a few more seconds and check if all areas have been captured without gaps.
Following these steps yields precise 3D human scans that can be used for a variety of applications.