Scanned using Artec 3D technology
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
An elegant upholstered chair. A fairly complicated object to scan — the polished black wood and the thin back and arms required a special approach.
A small bedside table, quickly scanned by Artec Eva in three scans. The thin legs might have been a challenge if they had not been scanned in front of a background (the wall and floor). Otherwise, a very easy to scan piece of furniture.
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 beautiful skull of an African antelope, captured with Eva in two scans: the front and the back. These were then automatically aligned in Artec Studio.
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.
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.
Have you ever scanned a scanner? We have! There were a few areas on the scanner with little geometry and texture variation.
A quick self scan of an eye. A very noticeable thing here is that Spider has scanned past the natural eye lens and captured the correct position of the iris.
Human face scanning can be required for oral and maxillofacial surgery or for other medical purposes. With Artec Eva it is really quick and easy.
A fish can be tricky to scan, since it's body geometry changes when you turn it over to scan the other side, unless it's frozen (and in this case it was not).
Scanning this flower with Artec Space Spider was fairly easy — one just needed to be mindful of perspective change in geometry of the petals once the object was turned over.
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.
We used a tablet and the Artec battery pack so the scanning was really fast. It took only 4 minutes.
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.
An architectural element, scanned with Eva in under 2 minutes. After scanning it was slightly adjusted in 3D modeling software and carved in styrofoam.
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.
Anything that moves is challenge to scan because of its changing geometry.
This beautiful copper heart-shaped pendant was scanned with the fully automatic desktop scanner Artec Micro in just 5 minutes.
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. Why?
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.
This section of plastic casing for an electric screwdriver is a very interesting object from a 3D scanning point of view.
This measuring tape was scanned as a potential demo object.
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.
This motorcycle was scanned with both Eva and Space Spider. Eva allowed for fast and easy acquisition of the overall shape, while Space Spider was used to scan the intricate geometry of the wheels and the sides.
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.
Sixties style chair from one of our office conference rooms. Scanned as-is with no modifications needed for tracking.
We scanned our Panasonic GH4 with our Artec Space Spider. This was an untreated scan, so we scanned the camera as-is with no prep.
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.
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.
Well used Ridgid power drill scanned with the Artec Spider.
Small object — big challenge. How do you capture the thread of this 10 mm long screw using a 3D scanner?
Even though the sea shell has complex geometrical curves and arms, its surface was easily captured with Artec Spider.
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.
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.
Although being slightly bigger than the original, this object still disproves the myth that Eva is only suitable for large objects.
Small ratcheting screwdriver scanned with the Artec spider. Scanned in two passes, both laying on its side.
This part has a cylindrical shape, which is difficult for any scanner. But we found an easier way to scan it.
To demo Artec Studio’s Photo Texture feature, we combined Artec Leo’s precise geometric scan data with an iPhone camera’s photographs.
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 hippie bus was scanned with Artec Eva. The bottom parts that could not be accessed with the scanner were modeled in third-party software.
Yes, this is one of those dandy not-so-little devices that no one wants to hear their mechanic talking about, especially not while he’s rubbing his hands together and has a certain little gleam in his eye.