Whole Body Scan Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will complete a single scan of a human subject using a Cyberware Whole Body scanner and the CyScan software. Further information on each of the commands and menu items is available in the Reference Section of the CyScan User Guide.

  1. Double-click the cyscan icon to launch the program.
  2. This action will open the program window as illustrated below:

    [cyscan]
    CyScan Main Window
  3. If necessary, select a Whole Body scanner.
    1. Choose Scanner | Select Device....
    2. [Scanner Menu]
      Scanner Menu
    3. Double-click the WB scanner in the Choose a Scanner dialog.
    4. [Choose a Scanner Dialog]
      Choose a Scanner Dialog

      The cyscan window will update to include the basic Whole Body controls, as illustrated below:

      [cyscan]
      cyscan
  4. Position the Subject
  5. Place the scan subject as near to the center of the motion platform as is possible. It is not necessary to have the subject in the exact center, but the best results are achieved, in most cases, when the subject is properly centered.

    [Subject Positioning]
    Subject Positioning
  6. Adjust the Scan Parameters
  7. The appropriate settings should be made using the Scan Setup button to capture the image. These settings will tell the scanner the length of scan to acquire and at which sampling pitch.

    [cyscan]
    Scan Setup Button

    Open the Scan Setup buttons by clicking on the Setup button at the bottom-left of the main cyscan window. You will see a window similar to the following open on the desktop:

    [cyscan]
    Scan Setup
  8. Press the Accept button to set these parameters for the next scan.
  9. [Scan Settings]
    Scan Settings
  10. Scan the Subject
  11. Initiate the scanning process by picking the Scan button at the bottom of the application window.

    [Scan Settings]
    Scan Start

    At this point, the user may be presented with a dialog box requesting to perform a home routine. You should choose to home the platform by clicking Yes when prompted.

    [Home Dialog]
    Home the Scanner

    After a short period of time (<30 seconds) the object should appear in the display area of the program window.

    [Scan Complete]
    Scan Complete

    If the object looks like a series of lines, or a bunch of points, select the Smooth Shaded Surface rendering modes from the lower section of the main CyScan window.

  12. Display Navigation
  13. Moving the object around in the display area of the program can be a confusing matter for inexperienced users. There are relatively few rules regarding the movement of the subject, but they are presented as follows (These instructions assume the use of a three-button mouse):

    Left Mouse Button:This button controls the rotation of the subject around the X, Y, and Z axes. Careful placement of the cursor is important for accurate movements. The center point of the rotation will be placed at the point the cursor points to as you depress the left mouse button.
    Right Mouse Button:The right mouse button controls the panning motion in the up/down and left/right directions. Simply click anywhere in the window and drag to the left/right or up/down.
    Control + Right Mouse Button:This combination controls the zooming of the subject. To zoom in towards the subject, hold down the Control key, then click anywhere in the window with the right mouse button and drag the mouse down. To zoom away from the subject hold down the Control key and click anywhere in the window with the right mouse button and drag the mouse up.
  14. Save the file in the CyScan format:
  15. We can now write the scanned object into a common file format which may be further processed now or at a later date:

    1. Select Save as CyScan... from the File menu. You will notice a Save Dialog Box appears.
    2. [File Save Dialog Box]
      File Save Dialog
    3. Navigate to the directory into which you would like to save the files. For the purposes of this tutorial, save the files into the ...\Program Files\Cyberware\CyScan\ folder.
    4. Supply a name for the file. For the purposes of this example, name the file hires.iv.
    5. Press the Save button to continue.
  16. Combine the four scans into a single PLY file
    1. Click the Merge... button at the bottom of the CyScan window.
    2. [Merge...]
      Merge...

      The Whole Body Merge Control will now appear on the monitor.

      [Merge Control Panel]
      Merge Control Panel

      At this point, you have four (4) options, described below:

      ProgramMethodDescription
      PlyEditAutomaticAutomatic scan merging, resulting in a complete PLY file with holes.
      PlyEditInterfaceSemi-Automatic merging with control over the automatic hole filling routines, resulting in a complete PLY file with no holes.
      CyPieAutomaticAutomatic scan merging resulting in a medium to low resolution PLY file with holes.
      CyPieInterfaceSemi-Automatic scan merging resulting in a medium to low resolution PLY file with holes.
    3. For the purposes of this tutorial, press the Merge... button next to the PlyEdit Automatic merging.
    4. [Merge Control Panel]
      Merge Control Panel

      The PlyEdit software will open a few windows on your monitor and process the files. Please wait while the software creates the new, merged file. When the merge is complete, PlyTool will appear on the monitor.

    5. Continue to the PlyTool Tutorial.