Artec Studio 12

Industry acclaimed software
for professional 3D scanning
and data processing

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has never been so
Artec Studio features Autopilot,
an advanced smart mode which guides users through 3D scanning and data processing in a few easy steps.

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.

Key Features

High precision

Whether you choose Autopilot or manual mode, Artec Studio never compromises on precision.

Optional advanced settings

Artec Studio features a full range of advanced settings giving experienced users full control and flexibility.

Built with speed in mind

Powerful technologies to process your data in seconds.

Portable 3D scanning and processing

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!

Direct compatibility with CAD

Artec Studio features direct export to Design X and SOLIDWORKS, making the scan to CAD process even easier. 

Scan with 3D sensors

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.

Even new users can 3D scan
black, shiny or fine areas

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!

Export your model

to the industry’s best reverse engineering and 3D modeling software

Making a 3D model of your object
The workflow explained.
Workflow 1

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.
Object scanned with Autopilot mode


Objects scanned with Manual mode
Manual Mode

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.
Build your 3D model as you scan

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.
Real-Time Fusion scanning mode

Artec Studio

Easy scanning

Fast & automatic processing

No compromise precision

Easy 3D scanning in Artec Studio

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.

  • No need prepare your object in advance, just point the 3D scanner and shoot.
  • Best in class texture and geometry tracking algorithms for the quickest and smoothest scanning experience.
  • Auto-continue allows you to stop scanning and then instantly pick up where you left off.
  • New algorithms for scanning black, shiny or fine objects with ease.
  • Smart base removal automatically eliminates the base on which your object is standing, even if that surface is curved, and deletes everything below this section. This leaves you with just the data you need, without having to edit it out.

Mobility. A lighter and more accessible solution for scanning in the field

Scan with ease and freedom on a tablet

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.

Increased tablet compatibility

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.

Boosted rendering speed for scanning large objects

Now it is faster and easier than ever to scan large objects in Artec Studio, thanks to the new and improved memory distribution.

Scan on a Mac

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.

Fast, Automated Post-Processing

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.


Autopilot mode:
no compromise precision

Using the AS Autopilot, run through 4 easy steps to an accurate, watertight model.

Automatically applies the optimal post-processing algorithms for your object in order to achieve the best possible result.
Full post-processing timeline, totally automatic.
Perfect for beginners, a great time saver for advanced users.

Step 1

Answer a few simple questions about your object and the type of 3D model you need.

Step 2

Delete any unwanted scanned data.

Step 3

Auto align your data in one click.

Step 4

Autopilot applies the best processing algorithms to your data.


A high precision 3D model.

Manual mode:
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.

Automatic base removal

Automatically delete the base your object was scanned on. No need to manually erase that table, stand, or floor!

Automatic base removal mode
Scan auto-align

Fast, accurate scan alignment

Auto-align for quick, easy processing. Now 95% of objects can be auto-aligned with total accuracy at the click of a button

Process in seconds

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!

Scan texture applying
Scan texture applying

Apply texture at lightning speed

Add high quality texture to your model in no time!

Simplify your mesh in a flash

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.

Scan size optimization

Edit your 3D model just how you want to

Smart geometry editing

Touch up the geometry in a few quick clicks with Artec Studio’s intuitive editing tools

Rapid, automatized and precise texture editing

Use Artec Studio’s advanced algorithms to automatically map texture where data is missing.

Artec Studio 12
Working with 3D models

Analyze your 3D model

Measure its surface and volume

Annotate it

Export linear, geodesic and sections measurements in DXF, CSV and XML

Compare scans and CAD models with heat distance maps

3D model export

Direct scan to CAD

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.

Easy export

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:

What else do I need to know about Artec Studio?

Full-featured GUI

Artec’s 3D scanning software comes with a full-featured interface that allows you to manipulate your scans.

  • Projects and built-in Undo/Redo
  • 3D editing tools (eraser, smoothing brush, transformation tools)
  • Advanced 3D processing algorithms, including: auto-align, hole filling, mesh smoothing, filtration, edge smoothing and much more
Localization for 11 languages

Chinese Simplified

Chinese Traditional










Documentation and Customer Support

Read the comprehensive Artec Studio manual
or ask our dedicated support team for help.

What’s new to Artec Studio 12

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.

We improved:

3D intelligence
3D intelligence
We aim to produce the most effective products for our clients. As such, we are proud to present our most advanced, powerful, and comprehensive professional 3D scanning software yet, which is fast, smart and easy to use, but which still never compromises on accuracy! With a variety of upgrades that guarantee to provide a new scanning and processing experience, Artec Studio 12 is our next game changer.
Artec Studio 12 3D scanning software

3D Intelligence. Built with you in mind

New rendering in Artec Studio
Old rendering in Artec Studio

Smart base removal tool. Faster, better and much more efficient.

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.

New rendering in Artec Studio
Old rendering in Artec Studio

Automatic sensitivity settings. For scanning tricky surfaces with Artec Eva.

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.

Smart memory management

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.

Ultra-compact data compression

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.

Speed. Whatever the application, get there faster with Artec Studio 12

Global registration now up to 20x faster!

Super fast global registration.

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!

Boosted capturing speed

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!

Ergonomics. A user-friendly experience for better results


3D Mouse Support

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.

Full visualisation of 3D models on rotation
Full visualisation of 3D models on rotation

Full visualisation of 3D models on rotation

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!

Hints and Hotkeys

User-friendly panels with added hints and useful new hot keys for the seamless workflow. Convenient for new users and a great time saver.

Progress bar

With the new progress bar in the Windows Taskbar, you no longer need to keep the AS windows open to monitor the progress. Great for multitasking!


Full screen scanning mode

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.

Simplified scan panel

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.


New and improved eraser tool

  • Non-stop eraser for effortless editing
  • Deselect eraser easily
  • Smart base selection (for removing even curved bases in manual mode)

Auto-select Scans in Align

Increased automation of frequently used functions, including the automatic 3D scans selection in the align mode.

Improved tool panel

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.

Texture mapping

Improved User Interface

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.

Optimised color settings

Optimized brightness, saturation, and contrast values set by default after texture mapping for the best results.

Optimised color settings
Optimised color settings
  • Export mesh square and mesh volume Now you can export the model’s surface area and volume numbers to CAD and CAM software. Great for engineering, quality assurance and industrial design.
  • Export format When selecting to export a file, the software automatically suggests the previous export format used, making life just that little bit easier.
  • Optimised user interface
  • Also supports SOLIDWORKS 2017 Export your 3D models to SOLIDWORKS 2017 via the 3D Systems or DezignWorks plugins

Try out the new speed and ease
of Artec 12 for yourself!

Download the free trial version

Professional or Ultimate?

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.

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Artec Studio version

Advanced processing: streamlined for full control at speed
Global registrationUp to 20 times faster than AS11++
Smart memory management for smoother processing+  
Auto texture correction+++
Texture mappingUp to 10 times faster than AS10Up to 10 times faster than AS10Up to 5 times faster than AS9
Texture healing brush+++
Expanded eraser options+  
Fast, automatic processing features
A‑Z automatic post‑processing pipeline
Smart base removalDeletes even curved surfaces and all data beneath the baseRemoves single flat base only 
Auto‑align your scansTexture + 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+++
Easy scanning
Scan black, shiny, fine objectsYes! Automated sensitivity for easy scanning and best results when using EvaManual sensitivity controlManual sensitivity control
Eva maximum FPS boosted+  
Full-screen scanning mode+  
Real‑time fusion:
object size
No limit to object sizeNo limit to object sizeOnly small objects
Real‑time fusion: trackingBoostedBoosted+
Real‑time fusion:
improved visualization for easier scanning
Texture and geometry tracking+++
Tracking alignment correction+++
3rd party sensor supportUltimate Edition: Microsoft Kinect V1 & V2, ASUS XTion, PrimeSense Carmine, Intel RealSense F200(IVCAM)/R200(DS4)/SR300, XYZprinting 3D scanner
Scanning on Mac OSArtec ScanApp betaArtec ScanApp betaBoot Camp
3Dconnexion 3D mouse compatibility+  
Glossy 3D model rendering: shows full detail of scans++ 
Full visualization on rotation+  
New UI designNew and improved+ 
Optimized color settings+  
New background+  
Hints and hotkeys+  
Progress bar in Windows Taskbar+  
Project compression tools
Measurement tools
Measurement 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 SOLIDWORKSSOLIDWORKS 2014-2017SOLIDWORKS 2014-2016 
Export formats
Full range of export 3D formats:
Mobility: tablet compatibility
UI adapted for tablet useImproved+ 
Full functionality and support
for Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet
Video card compatibility
NVIDIA Quadro++ 
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.

Artec Studio & Sensors

A great way in to the world of 3D scanning

Perfect for schools or self-learning

Artec Studio Ultimate

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Using Artec Studio Ultimate and a compatible 3D sensor like the Kinect 2 is an excellent way of learning the skills needed for 3D scanning and processing.

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.

Learn how to scan
What can I scan?
Move the sensor around the object. Real-time alignment shows you what has been 3D scanned and what is still left to be scanned.
You can try scanning all sorts of objects, but a good place to start might be body scanning or capturing a room, or section of a room in 3D.

Process your data

Align all 3D scans

1. Alignment

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.

Create 3D model

2. Create 3D model

Combine your raw data into a 3D mesh.

Apply texture to the 3D object

3. Add texture

Apply texture to your object with one click.

4. Export

Export your model into any of the commonly used 3D formats: OBJ, PLY, WRL, STL, AOP, ASCII, Disney PTX, E57, XYZRGB

Sensors compatible with Artec Studio 12 Ultimate:

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.

Free one-year Artec Studio Ultimate license with Wacom MobileStudio Pro

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.

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