Artec 3D scanners for forensics

Fast, accurate, and contactless Artec 3D scanners transform your forensics workflow.

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3D scanning for forensics

With your Artec 3D scanning solution, you’ll easily create virtual copies of crime scenes, accident scenes, as well as the physical evidence within, exactly as it was at the moment of scanning, with no risk of contamination or damage. The 3D data you obtain will give you the power to determine both how and when an event occurred. In just minutes, you can capture evidence indoors or outdoors, including bloodstain patterns, bullet holes, tool marks, shoe prints, and much more.

Benefits

35 mln
points/s (max. speed)
Desktop or handheld, Artec scanners capture at high speeds, saving precious hours if not days of work at the crime scene itself.
100%
contact-free
Non-contact 3D scanning ensures virtually no risk of damage or contamination in crime scene forensics.
0.01 mm
max. accuracy
By delivering unbeatable accuracy, scanning solutions help forensics teams reconstruct scenes precisely and build stronger cases.
0.029 mm
max. resolution
Reveal evidence that can otherwise go unnoticed, with the help of the sharpest, cleanest 3D scans.
<2h
to master
Training on Artec scanners will take you and your team less than 2 hours, after which you will be ready to make highly precise 3D scans on your own!

Applications

Crime scene documentation and reconstruction

Artec’s professional 3D scanning solutions help you capture crucial data in a matter of minutes: examine and document crime scenes indoors and outdoors, night or day.

Crash reconstruction

Documenting forensic crash evidence following serious vehicle accidents? With Artec 3D scanners, it’s that much faster, easier, and safer.

Collecting and digitizing evidence

No more lost, compromised, or out-of-context data: Artec scanning technology helps you record and document all critical evidence onsite, so you can then revisit and analyze any evidence later on, even details you or other investigators may have overlooked in person.

Running simulations for various crime scenarios

Reconstruct pieces of evidence in a digital environment, use 3D data for extensive forensic analysis, and export it for crime scene simulations, to visualize multiple scenarios on your screen.

Creating virtual crime scenes for court

Use 3D scanning to thoroughly capture details for presenting lifelike virtual replicas of evidence during pre-trial and court hearings.

Forensic anthropology & odontology

3D scan human skeletal remains and entire death scenes to determine the identity of the deceased, estimate the time of death, and interpret any signs of trauma present.

Success story

A leading forensic anthropologist discovers a way to quickly 3D scan bones, skeletons, and entire death scenes, as well as to minimize 3D data processing time – with Artec 3D

A leading forensic anthropologist discovers a way to quickly 3D scan bones, skeletons, and entire death scenes, as well as to minimize 3D data processing time – with Artec 3D
“Artec has truly changed the face of forensic anthropology with Space Spider, Leo, and Ray. I’ve integrated Artec’s solutions into my daily field work as well as my regular and special classes for investigators, law enforcement officers, and college students, and the results have been nothing short of spectacular.”
Forensic anthropologist Dennis C. Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA
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Artec 3D software

Enhance crime scene reconstruction with Artec Studio’s tools and features. Obtain scans with utmost accuracy and high levels of resolution.

Artec Leo

User-friendly portable 3D scanner with an inbuilt touchscreen and intuitive UI for easy 3D scanning.

Artec Eva

Our bestselling 3D scanner. Fast, versatile, and accurate.

Artec Space Spider

A metrological structured-light 3D scanner, set apart with its ability to render complex geometry, sharp edges, and thin ribs in high precision.

Artec Ray

Powerful long-range laser 3D scanner with an inbuilt battery, for precise capture of large objects.

Artec Micro

Metrology-grade desktop 3D scanner for quality control, inspection, jewelry, medical/dental components, etc.

3D data capture

Artec scanners capture even the most intricate surface details from evidence of all shapes, sizes, and materials, faithfully reproducing textures and colors. Here’s a selection of 3D models to illustrate this.

Artec 3D scanners at work

Learn more about how Artec 3D scanners have helped solve many challenging issues across a range of industries worldwide.

What’s the next step?

Talk to an expert

Talk to a trusted professional and explore ways Artec 3D scanners can streamline your workflow, whatever the application.

Request a demo

Artec resellers across the globe are ready to show you what our scanners can do, during an in-person or online demo, where they will explain how our technology can help optimize your forensics workflows in a few easy steps.

Proven reasons to use 3D scanning in forensics

Explore the best practices for superior evidence or scene documentation and reconstruction with the help of 3D scanning – and take your investigation workflows up to the next level.

Leading forensic anthropologist 3D scans bones, skeletons, and entire death scenes quickly, with minimal post-processing work

Leading forensic anthropologist 3D scans bones, skeletons, and entire death scenes quickly, with minimal post-processing work
“When I got my Space Spider and put it to work in the field – even though I was a beginner with the scanner – what used to take a full afternoon with my old scanner, now took me only an hour or less. To say that I’m highly pleased would be an immense understatement.”
Dr. Dennis Dirkmaat, PhD
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3D scanning with Eva beats photography in a study on forensic methods

3D scanning with Eva beats photography in a study on forensic methods
“The Artec Eva was successfully able to scan the bullet trajectory setup, making it ideal for autopsy situations where a bullet trajectory needs to be documented.”
Researchers at the University of Toronto
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Scanning bones to reconstruct the appearance of people and animals

Scanning bones to reconstruct the appearance of people and animals
“Artec Eva has been a great hit with the students, who amongst other things are learning forensic facial reconstruction techniques to aid in the recognition of unidentified human remains.”
Dr. Caroline Erolin, University of Dundee’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification
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Scanned with Artec 3D technology

An ultra-high level of detail and scan data quality is what you obtain in minutes with Artec 3D scanners. The following 3D models fully illustrate the accuracy and realism that you can expect.

3D acquisition of forensic data has never been faster and easier

Designed for ease of use and portability, Artec scanners bring entirely new perspectives to the rapidly-changing field of forensics. 3D scanning lets you document evidence at crime scenes or accident scenes with unparalleled ease and accuracy. Here’s how.

Artec Ray

For accurately documenting entire scenes

If you need to capture large scenes, consider Artec Ray, a highly accurate, long-range 3D LiDAR scanner, built specifically for scanning rooms, open-air locations, or huge objects.

For accurately documenting entire scenes

Submillimeter accuracy

Eliminate any uncertainty or guesswork with crisp and faithful crime scene scans, with accuracy levels up to mere tenths of a millimeter.

Scan both indoors and outdoors

Thanks to Ray’s advanced technology, it is fully functional in any environment so you can capture a crime scene, death scene, or accident scene anywhere, day or night.

Scan from up to 110 meters away

Artec Ray can capture every bit of evidence present, whether at an indoor crime scene, a fire scene encompassing an entire residence, or a mass disaster scene the length of a football field.

Scan immediately with no preparation

In just one click, you can easily render the largest objects or landscapes. Simply mount Ray on a tripod and press the scan button on your laptop or via the Artec Remote app on your smartphone.

Artec Micro

For scanning the tiniest pieces of evidence, right at your desk

A metrology-grade desktop scanner, Artec Micro is a veritable ace up any investigator’s sleeve. Micro is a fully automated device, giving you the power to create breathtaking, metrology-grade scans in minutes, with just one click.

For scanning the tiniest pieces of evidence, right at your desk

Accuracy up to 10 microns

With Micro, no dent or crevice will escape documentation – this scanner's specialty is capturing the smallest, movable pieces of evidence, such as tiny bones or bullet fragments, with a level of detail that exceeds the limits of human vision.

Automated solution

In automatic mode, Micro starts scanning at the click of a button. The scanner's optics and scanning platform are synchronized to follow an object-specific, meticulously calculated trajectory, which ensures exhaustive capture of all surfaces in the shortest time possible, with no redundant frames generated along the way.

High accuracy

Capture objects with complex geometry and fine detail. In a field where evidence can feature elements so minute that the human eye cannot detect them, an accuracy of up to 50 microns goes a long way in helping to comprehensively document evidence and solve cases.

High accuracy

Ergonomics and portability

On-the-go scanning with portable devices lets you easily capture the most critical types of evidence at a crime scene, effectively creating precise digital twins in just minutes, while reducing the possibility of any contamination of the scene down to a bare minimum.

Ergonomics and portability

Up to 35 million points every second

With Artec’s advanced capturing technology under the hood, our scanners capture millions of surface data points with every sweep of the device, giving you exceptionally accurate scans rich with vivid colors and textures.

Up to 35 million points every second

Easy precision and speed

Our intuitive and user-friendly 3D scanners don’t require any previous technical background, enabling investigators of any skill level to scan crime scenes, individual evidence, or accident scenes just as easily as shooting a video.

Easy precision and speed

Scanning in darkness or broad daylight

When you urgently need to document an outdoor scene, there’s no time to wait for the perfect lighting conditions. With Artec scanners, you can step onto the scene and start scanning in seconds, while the scanner’s intelligent software compensates for any excessive brightness or darkness. The result? Perfectly exposed scans every time.

Scanning in darkness or broad daylight

Artec 3D software

Using the right software allows you to achieve the results you need in a fraction of the time.

Your best 3D scanning solution

Find the right professional scanner(s) for your forensic projects.

Artec Leo

User-friendly portable 3D scanner with an inbuilt touchscreen and intuitive UI for easy 3D scanning.

Artec Eva

Our bestselling 3D scanner. Fast, versatile, and accurate.

Artec Space Spider

A metrological structured-light 3D scanner, set apart with its ability to render complex geometry, sharp edges, and thin ribs in high precision.

Artec Ray

Powerful long-range laser 3D scanner with an inbuilt battery, for precise capture of large objects.

Artec Micro

Metrology-grade desktop 3D scanner for quality control, inspection, jewelry, medical/dental components, etc.

User-friendly software for easily capturing and processing your data

For digitally capturing all the essential evidence at a crime scene, death scene, or accident scene exactly as it was at that very moment you were there, use smart software to facilitate and complete the 3D scanning process.

Artec Studio

Artec 3D’s industry-acclaimed software is an unrivaled solution for capturing, processing, and analyzing 3D data while guaranteeing speed and precision. Take a quick and easy path with Autopilot, or maintain full control in manual mode.

Explore or revisit scan data from captured scenes and evidence in Artec Studio, or export your scans to a third-party application. You can investigate and analyze any evidence with just the click of a mouse, opening up a multitude of possible applications – from VR court presentations, digital evidence archival, remote collaboration, and more.

Artec Studio

Authentic colors

With Artec Studio’s state-of-the-art algorithms, you get lifelike color reproduction with every scan you make, injecting your 3D forensics workflows with an ideal combination of photo-realistic colors, textures, and geometry.

HD Mode

Another trump card for investigators is having the option to boost scan resolution with HD Mode, a unique, AI-powered feature for ultra-sharp, highly detailed scans of evidence and objects with otherwise challenging shapes, such as recessed sections and thin edges.

Highly accurate measurements

Quickly complete your essential measurement tasks right in Artec Studio, with time-saving tools and features to speed up your workflow, whether that includes quantifying the dimensions of bloodstain patterns, calculating the diameters of bullet holes in a wall, precisely measuring crush deformation on a vehicle, or a whole range of other tasks.

Artec Cloud

An entirely new way of working on your 3D data collaboratively, Artec Cloud is a platform where a forensics team can access, view, discuss, and process their 3D scans. This is especially useful in situations where investigators need to work from different locations, be it a forensics lab, an office, or even out at the crime scene itself.

Keeping all gathered evidence securely in one place saves time while allowing everyone involved to work simultaneously, access data remotely, and significantly streamline the investigation process.

Artec Cloud

Collaborative workflow

Facilitate your investigation with real time responses, questions, and feedback from your team as you process the digitally captured evidence.

Secure data, shared access

When the clock is ticking and time is of the essence, you can simply divide the work among other experts and members of your team, giving them the chance to view, comment on, and share the 3D data.

Precise forensics data, ready for presenting

With your 3D data on the screen and ready to share, you’ll be fully prepared to deliver authoritative presentations, whether to your fellow investigators, clients, or the jury.

Shine the spotlight on your object

Capture any essential object in glorious 3D and then rigorously inspect every nook and cranny, right on your screen. Zoom in and explore all the details, even those you may have missed when examining the object in person.

High-resolution scan of a man’s head

This face was scanned with Artec Eva in 1 minute

Human skeleton in gorgeous HD

All the organic geometries of a squirrel skull

Hand bones masterfully captured with Artec Space Spider

Hyper-realistic car: Artec Leo scans + photogrammetry

Your object in 3D

To see how your object will look in 3D, get in touch to arrange a time for us to show you how!