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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.
Scan and process your data all on a tablet! Combine this with the Artec battery pack, and you have a fully mobile 3D scanning solution!
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 12 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!
to the industry’s best reverse engineering and 3D modeling software
For highly accurate results in a few easy, automated steps.
Scan your object and then enter Autopilot to process all your data automatically.Perfect for beginners to achieve professional, high precision results. A great time saver for advanced users.
For highly accurate results, with full control and flexibility during the process.
Scan your object and choose the post processing settings yourself.Advanced users have a full range of powerful tools to manipulate their 3D data exactly as they like.
For instant results, with no post-processing
Build your 3D model as you scan. Using Real-Time Fusion scanning mode, move the scanner around the object and see your model developing as you go.Ideal for making 3D copies of simple objects, such as the human body, or for getting a quick preview.
Fast & automatic processing
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.
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 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.
For the first time ever, Mac users will be able to 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 10 times faster in Artec Studio 12! 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 12 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 DezignWorks 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, 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.
You asked. We delivered.
The importance of a strong and long-lasting relationship with our customers and the value of their feedback has led specialists at Artec 3D to develop our most user-friendly version of Artec Studio, with around 75% of new features made by customer request.
A major improvement on the algorithm introduced in version 11.0, advanced base removal allows your scanner to detect even curved or uneven base types, removing the base surface and all data below it. Featuring both automatic and manual modes, this intelligent tool almost completely eliminates what was once one of the most time consuming manual steps in post-processing. Now all that unnecessary data can be deleted in one automated step.
Previously, users had to manually modify the sensitivity settings in order to scan thin, black or shiny objects. With the automatic sensitivity adjustments in Artec Studio 12, you no longer have to worry about the changing settings for capturing any 3D object. The software now analyses your data and automatically chooses the optimal settings for the surface you are scanning. Furthermore, we have improved the algorithms so that significantly less noise is created when scanning tricky areas, ensuring the best possible result every time for both new and experienced users alike. Works for Eva only.
Our new smart memory system is able to select exactly what data must be stored in RAM and what can be discarded, freeing up your RAM for global registration and Autopilot 3D data processing. Great for when you have to scan large projects.
Artec Studio 12 provides its users with a new option to compress 3D data fast and effectively. The compression ratio is increased by up to 10x, reducing the disk space needed to store a project by 2-3 times, without the risk of texture loss. Great for storing more projects on your tablet or PC and faster sharing and transfer.
Global registration now up to 20x faster!
Previously the most time consuming step in data processing, global registration has been developed to now work at up to 20X the speed of that in Artec Studio 11. Save precious minutes in small projects, and hours in large ones!
Artec Studio 12 has been optimized to make it easier for your Artec Eva to achieve the maximum capture rate of 16 FPS. For faster, smoother scanning with top notch tracking!
Compatibility with the 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Wireless and SpaceMouse Pro allows Artec Studio 12 users to access basic commands and navigate in the software’s interface in 3D.
A whole new 3D background color and gradient for better viewing of 3D objects in Artec Studio and a cleaner, fresher look.
We have increased the complexity threshold of simplified rendering to accommodate modern video cards. Now your object is shown as a full 3D model during rotation, and not just as a point cloud. Much better for editing or checking your model!
User-friendly panels with added hints and useful new hot keys for the seamless workflow. Convenient for new users and a great time saver.
Better user and viewing experience. Get the whole picture while you scan without the visual distraction of other panels and settings! Especially useful for those who scan on tablets or smaller laptops.
Continuous data capture algorithm is renamed to Auto-align. Depth of field has been moved to Advanced settings and AS 12 now automatically detects type of scanner used and includes it in the assigned name of the scan captured. Great feature for users with multiple Artec scanners.
Increased automation of frequently used functions, including the automatic 3D scans selection in the align mode.
For ease of use we have expanded the clickable area to open or close each algorithm’s parameters panel, the rarely used Radius setting in the Fusion settings has been hidden, and the Remesh button has been renamed as Isotropic Remesh for greater clarity.
Renamed commands such as triangle map and texture atlas to texture preview and texture export to help users understand which texture mapping option to select.
Choosing the right 3D software.
Artec Studio 12
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, Eva, Eva Lite, Space Spider, Spider, plus discontinued models (MH and MHT series AG, AC, W2 and T2).
Artec Studio 12
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, 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
|Advanced processing: streamlined for full control at speed|
|Global registration||Up to 20 times faster than AS11||+||+|
|Smart memory management for smoother processing||+|
|Auto texture correction||+||+||+|
|Texture mapping||Up to 10 times faster than AS10||Up to 10 times faster than AS10||Up to 5 times faster than AS9|
|Texture healing brush||+||+||+|
|Expanded eraser options||+|
|Fast, automatic processing features|
A‑Z automatic post‑processing pipeline
|Smart base removal||Deletes even curved surfaces and all data beneath the base||Removes single flat base only|
|Auto‑align your scans||Texture + Geometry based|
95% of scan data sets can be autoaligned
|Texture + Geometry based|
95% of scan data sets can be autoaligned
|Texture based only|
65% of scan data sets can be autoaligned
|Fast mesh simplification||+||+||+|
|Scan black, shiny, fine objects||Yes! Automated sensitivity for easy scanning and best results when using Eva||Manual sensitivity control||Manual sensitivity control|
|Eva maximum FPS boosted||+|
|Full-screen scanning mode||+|
|No limit to object size||No limit to object size||Only small objects|
|Real‑time fusion: tracking||Boosted||Boosted||+|
improved visualization for easier scanning
|Texture and geometry tracking||+||+||+|
|Tracking alignment correction||+||+||+|
|3rd party sensor support||Ultimate Edition: Microsoft Kinect V1 & V2, ASUS XTion, PrimeSense Carmine, Intel RealSense F200(IVCAM)/R200(DS4)/SR300, XYZprinting 3D scanner|
|Scanning on Mac OS||Artec ScanApp beta||Artec ScanApp beta||Boot Camp|
|3Dconnexion 3D mouse compatibility||+|
|Glossy 3D model rendering: shows full detail of scans||+||+|
|Full visualization on rotation||+|
|New UI design||New and improved||+|
|Optimized color settings||+|
|Hints and hotkeys||+|
|Progress bar in Windows Taskbar||+|
|Project compression tools|
Linear, geodesic, sections, distance maps, volume, annotations, CSV, DXF, XML export
|Export mesh square and mesh volume||+|
|Direct scan to CAD|
|Direct export to Design X||+||+|
|Direct export to SOLIDWORKS||SOLIDWORKS 2014-2017||SOLIDWORKS 2014-2016|
|Full range of export 3D formats:|
OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASCII, Disney PTEX, E57, XYZRGB
|Mobility: tablet compatibility|
|UI adapted for tablet use||Improved||+|
|Full functionality and support|
for Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet
|Video card compatibility|
|NVIDIA GeForce 400 Series or higher||+||+||+|
|Intel Series 4600 and higher||+||+|
Artec 3D scanners compatible with AS12: 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 work with Artec Studio 12 only in Windows 7 and only after these steps have been taken. The next version of Artec Studio (13) will not support the discontinued scanners.
Support for Artec Studio 8 ended January 2016, which was announced with the release of Artec Studio 10 in April 2015.
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 12 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.