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Answer some simple questions about the object you have scanned and Artec’s advanced 3D imaging software will select the most effective 3D algorithms for your data and will develop a high precision model ready for use in your professional application.
Whether you choose Autopilot or manual mode, Artec Studio never compromises on precision.
Artec Studio features a full range of advanced settings giving experienced users full control and flexibility.
Powerful technologies to process your data in seconds.
Artec Studio is so powerful that you can work with datasets of up to 500 million polygons. Perfect for scanning large objects and for making 3D models in maximum resolution.
Artec Studio features direct export to Design X and SOLIDWORKS, making the scan to CAD process even easier.
A great way to start exploring the world of 3D scanning: the Artec Studio Ultimate edition is also compatible with 3D sensors, such as Kinect for Windows, so you can learn all the skills you need to be a true 3D scanning professional.
Artec Studio 13 now analyzes the surface of your object and automatically adjusts the sensitivity of your scanner to pick up even tricky areas for 3D scanning. As a result, even new users can digitize black, shiny objects or hair with ease!
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No compromise precision
Powerful 3D imaging software is critical to a smooth scanning experience. It quite literally controls how the scanner captures data and with what level of precision. Artec Studio features the most advanced 3D data algorithms which give you high precision in your results, while at the same time make 3D scanning intuitive and user-friendly.
It’s very simple to scan in Artec Studio thanks to the new 3D Radar mode. Artec Studio will show you that you are holding the scanner at the optimal distance by visualizing the real-time 3D data in green. Move the scanner a little too close and the image will turn red, a little too far back and it will turn blue. Keep the data capture green to be sure you are getting the best results.
The interface of Artec’s smart 3D scanning software has been optimized for tablet use. Now you can easily manipulate all the tools of Artec Studio to produce perfect results on a tablet and have greater freedom of movement at the same time.
Artec Studio’s algorithms have been enhanced for use even on tablets featuring Intel GPU, greatly increasing the range of tablets which are fully compatible with 3D scanning. Tried and tested tablets are MS Surface Pro 4, MS Surface Pro 3 and Wacom Cintiq Companion 2.
Now it is faster and easier than ever to scan large objects in Artec Studio, thanks to the new and improved memory distribution.
Mac users can make high quality, accurate scans on OS X, using our free ScanApp standalone application. Both new and experienced users will appreciate the new, easy way to scan, as well as the clean, ergonomic interface. Users will also be able to do basic model processing on their Mac and then export the results for more extensive processing on a Windows PC in Artec Studio.
Whether you are new to 3D scanning and require step-by-step guidance in 3D data processing, or are
an experienced user looking to speed up your workflow, Artec Studio’s breakthrough automated
processing features set a new horizon in 3D scanning.
Using the AS Autopilot, run through 4 easy steps to an accurate, watertight model.
Answer a few simple questions about your object and the type of 3D model you need.
Delete any unwanted scanned data.
Auto align your data in one click.
Autopilot applies the best processing algorithms to your data.
A high precision 3D model.
Controlled, flexible processing at breathtaking speed
Artec Studio also features a full range of tools for you to process your 3D model manually, giving you full control over your data. Included are many features which streamline your workflow, making it even faster to achieve the results you need.
Automatically delete the base your object was scanned on. No need to manually erase that table, stand, or floor!
Auto-align for quick, easy processing. Now 95% of objects can be auto-aligned with total accuracy at the click of a button
Global registration, a key step in Autopilot or manual processing, is now up to double the speed in Artec Studio 13! Save minutes on processing small objects, hours on larger projects!
Add high quality texture to your model in no time!
Optimize the size of your final file by reducing the number of polygons from millions to thousands while maintaining the high quality of the mesh.
Touch up the geometry in a few quick clicks with Artec Studio’s intuitive editing tools
Use Artec Studio’s advanced algorithms to automatically map texture where data is missing.
Measure its surface and volume
Export linear, geodesic and sections measurements in DXF, CSV and XML
Compare scans and CAD models with heat distance maps
Quadro compatible, Artec Studio 13 is integrated with several indispensable tools for engineers, product developers and designers to provide them the fastest and smoothest path from 3D scan to CAD.
Now you can export your 3D model to 3D Systems Design X in just one click. And by installing the Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS plugin on your computer, there’s nothing simpler than landing your 3D model in SOLIDWORKS, – just push the «Export to SOLIDWORKS» button in Artec Studio for a fast, seamless workflow.
Publish on the Internet and embed the model on your site.
Hassle-free export into a wide range of formats: OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, PTX, BTX, AOP, ASCII, Disney PTEX, E57, XYZRGB.
Compatibility with the most popular reverse engineering and 3D modeling software:
Artec’s 3D scanning software comes with a full-featured interface that allows you to manipulate your scans.
The best just got much better.
Each year, Artec 3D overhauls the performance and features of the Artec Studio software, developing new and exciting tools, as well as streamlining the existing ones. The latest version of the Artec Studio software is the pinnacle of high-tech 3D scanning solutions. With broadened functionality, Artec Studio 13 is a high-powered professional tool suite that is faster and more intuitive to use than ever.
With the power of Artec Studio 13, users can now produce, edit and process even large and highly detailed 3D data with ease. Object size is no barrier, nor is resolution. Even a 500 million polygonal 3D scan of a factory floor poses no difficulty for the software. Scan big objects or areas with Ray, Leo or Eva and even add intricate detail from Space Spider for maximum resolution — Artec Studio 13 is powerful enough for it all.
All tools in Artec Studio 13 have been reworked and boosted to support the big data sets from our brand new beasts, Artec Leo and Artec Ray.
Also new to Artec Studio is the UI for Ray with a large variety of tools for long-distance laser scanning. For example, you can create a quick 2D preview of the surrounding area, easily select the section to be 3D scanned and accurately estimate the scanning time. Artec Studio also supports checkerboard targets and spheres for
An essential step in 3D data processing, Global Registration is now more effective than ever. The upgraded tool can successfully assemble up to 250% more object types even when scanning conditions were subpar.
Artec Studio 13 brings to you a brand new solution for checking your raw scans. X-Ray mode highlights areas with high point density and makes the data semi-transparent. This is a great new tool that makes it even easier to work with complex geometry and check for possible holes or misalignments.
Now you can easily make DXF sections of any 3D model in Artec Studio and export even non-closed contours to CAD software such as Design X or SOLIDWORKS.
Users now have full control over the speed and quality of global registration. Want your 3D model ready in record time? Or are you trying to register a set of tricky scans with little geometry or textural features? Now you can control the speed/quality balance by specifying the number of key frames, the feature type and the feature search radius to exactly fit your needs.
You can now import BTX files into Artec Studio 13, as well as save and export Artec Ray data as PTX and BTX point cloud data in one click. Ideal for easy use with software such as Geomagic Design X.
In Artec Studio 12 we made Global Registration up to 20X faster than Artec Studio 11. In Artec Studio 13 we have made processing even faster again — the new Global Registration works at up to double the speed of the previous version, letting you move directly onto the next processing step.
Finish off registering your scan frames with this lightening quick updated algorithm, so you can seamlessly move onto the next processing stage, wasting no time.
Working with large 3D models is no problem for Artec Studio 13. Thanks to the newly optimized 3D rendering core, you can rotate your model with ease. Check, edit and notate your 3D data to your heart’s content.
Artec Studio 13 brings you brand new visuals to make all the details on your 3D models really stand out. The balance between dark and bright surfaces has also been boosted, so the geometry of your 3D model will now display to maximum effect from every angle, regardless of the colour of the surface. And the curves on 3D models have been sharpened for best visual effects as well.
The texture captured in Artec Studio 13 has been significantly improved, leaving your 3D models looking better than ever!
The latest version of Artec Studio features 3D Radar mode, a new distance prompt for easy 3D scanning with Eva, Space Spider or older Artec 3D scanners. Artec Studio helps you to hold your scanner at the optimal distance from the object by visualizing the real-time 3D data capture in green. If you hold the scanner too close, the color will turn yellow, and then red if you go even closer. Moving the scanner too far away will turn the color blue. A very helpful scanning tool for both new and experienced users to get the very best results from their Artec scanner.
The visual quality of the raw textured data display in Artec Studio 13 has been improved to make it easier to work with textured scans. The color of the raw data has been optimized so you can now clearly see the quality of the data capture even before fusion.
Not only has Global Registration become up to 100% faster, it has also become even more powerful! Now thanks to this improved algorithm, even tricky objects are a simple to process.
Artec Studio will automatically detect your computer specs. If your device is a little lacking in power, smart 3D rendering will go easy on your RAM. As you rotate your 3D model, Artec Studio will render the data as a point cloud. As soon as you stop rotating, the model will be shown as the full polygonal mesh again. As a result, even on tablets, rotating high-quality 3D models is fluid and fast.
Inspecting frame registration has become a simple matter of a few seconds, leading to better results, as well as a faster workflow. Thanks to the reworked Max Error mode, you no longer need to inspect scans manually, since frames that may need additional attention are automatically highlighted for you.
The Artec Studio UI is now even more simple to work with. At the click of a button, switch from a clean, basics only layout, to a full function, all advanced tools included interface. And for those who are used to using a 3D navigation tool, we have added this feature as well, making interacting with your 3D model even easier.
Ideal for applications such as orthopedics, now you scan an object and mirror the 3D model to get an exact inverted replica.
Editing 3D data in Artec Studio has become even more straightforward. The eraser, defeature and lasso tools are significantly faster and smoother to control. And now you can inverse select data too, making it much easier to delete unneeded data. In addition we have also added a new rotation tool for intuitive plane control.
Choosing the right 3D software.
Artec Studio 13
For use with Artec 3D scanners
Use all of Artec Studio's advanced features for scanning and processing 3D data exclusively from Artec scanners:
Artec Leo, Artec Ray, Eva, Eva Lite, Space Spider, Spider, plus discontinued models (MH and MHT series AG, AC, W2 and T2).
Artec Studio 13
For use with Artec 3D scanners and 3rd party sensors
Maximise Artec's algorithms and use the 3D software together with a range of sensors, as well as Artec scanners:
Artec Leo, Artec Ray, Eva, Eva Lite, Space Spider, Spider, plus discontinued models (MH and MHT series AG, AC, W2 and T2),
Kinect for Windows V2, Kinect for Windows V1, Intel RealSense F200 (IVCAM), Intel RealSense R200 (DS4), PrimeSense Carmine, ASUS Xtion, XYZprinting 3D Scanner.
Artec Studio version
|3D Radar mode||+|
|Scan black, shiny, fine objects||Automated sensitivity for easy scanning and best results||Automated sensitivity for easy scanning and best results||Manual sensitivity control|
|Texture and geometry tracking||+||+||+|
|Fast, powerful 3D processing|
automatic post‑processing pipeline
|Support of large datasets||Up to 500 million polygons||Up to 50 million polygons||Up to 50 million polygons|
|Global registration: Object range||Up to 250% greater than AS12|
|Global registration: Speed||Up to 20 times faster than AS11||Up to 10 times faster than AS11|
|Global registration: Settings||Customisable for greater accuracy or speed|
|Fine registration||Up to 50% faster|
|Auto-Align: texture + geometry based||+||+||+|
|Fast mesh simplification||+||+||+|
|Advanced 3D processing. Absolute control.|
|Max Error mode||Enhanced for easy scan data inspection||+||+|
|Geometry rendering||High detail||Glossy||Basic|
|Texture rendering||High detail||Glossy||Basic|
|Optimized raw data rendering||+|
|Smooth rendering of 3D models||Up to 500 million polygons|
|Large data management|
|Smart render for large data||+|
|Smart memory management for smoother processing||+||+|
|Project compression tool||Ultra-compact||Ultra-compact||Basic|
|Intuitive editing tools|
|Plane rotation tool||+|
|Auto texture correction||+||+||+|
|Texture healing brush||+||+||+|
|Defeature Tool, Eraser and Lasso||Improved||+||+|
|3D rotation cube||+|
|3Dconnexion 3D mouse compatibility||+||+|
|UI design||New and improved||New|
|Hints and hotkeys||+||+|
|Linear, geodesic, sections, distance maps, volume, annotations, CSV, DXF, XML export||Upgraded measurement tools, including export of non-closed contours||+||+|
|Export mesh square and mesh volume||+||+|
|Direct scan to CAD|
|Direct export to Design X||+||+||+|
|Direct export to SOLIDWORKS||SOLIDWORKS 2014-2018||SOLIDWORKS 2014-2017||SOLIDWORKS 2014-2016|
|Full range of export 3D formats||OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, BTX, PTX, AOP, ASC, Disney PTEX, E57, XYZRGB||OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASC, Disney PTEX, E57, XYZRGB||OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASC, Disney PTEX, E57, XYZRGB|
|3rd party sensor support||Ultimate Edition: Microsoft Kinect, ASUS XTion, PrimeSense, Intel RealSense F200, R200 & SR300, XYZprinting 3D scanner||Ultimate Edition: Microsoft Kinect, ASUS XTion, PrimeSense, Intel RealSense F200, R200 & SR300, XYZprinting 3D scanner||Ultimate Edition: Microsoft Kinect, ASUS XTion, PrimeSense, Intel RealSense F200, R200 & SR300, XYZprinting 3D scanner|
|Scanning on MacOS||Artec ScanAppbeta or Boot Camp||Artec ScanAppbeta or Boot Camp||Artec ScanAppbeta or Boot Camp|
|Video card compatibility|
|NVIDIA GeForce 400 Series or higher||+||+||+|
|Intel Series 4600 and higher||+||+|
Artec 3D scanners compatible with AS13: Artec Ray, Artec Leo, Eva, Eva Lite, Space Spider, Spider, plus discontinued models (MH and MHT series AG, AC, W2 and T2).
Other series of discontinued scanners are not supported in Artec Studio 13.
A great way in to the world of 3D scanning
Whether you just want to experiment before buying a professional grade 3D scanner or just to do some 3D scanning at home, Artec Studio Ultimate will allow you to start exploring the world of 3D technology.
Align all your scans together. If you didn’t capture some areas, just scan that missing section and add it to your set of scans.
Combine your raw data into a 3D mesh.
Apply texture to your object with one click.
Export your model into any of the commonly used 3D formats: OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASCII, Disney PTX, E57, XYZRGB
Kinect for Windows V1 & V2, Intel RealSense F200 (IVCAM), R200 (DS4) & SR300, PrimeSense Carmine, ASUS Xtion, XYZprinting 3D scanner
For further info, please see our FAQ on scanning with sensors.
Users of MobileStudio Pro 13’’ & 16’’ i7 512 GB Wacom tablets can enjoy a free one-year license of Artec Studio 13 Ultimate 3D scanning software to use together with the built-in Intel RealSense 3D sensor or one of Artec’s state of the art 3D scanners.
Enjoy fast 3D data capture, intuitive controls and advanced algorithms in both automatic and manual processing, guaranteed to make the whole process convenient for both new and experienced users.