Scanner Menu

The Scanner Menu gives the user access to functions that allow for the selection of a scanner, options for setting the scan parameters, and the ability to home the motion system. There is also a selection that opens the device controls.

[Scanner Menu]
Scanner Menu

Select Device...

This item provides a method of selecting a particular scanner to use for digitization (if multiple scanners are available).

When this item is selected, the Choose Scanner window will open:

[Choose Scanner Dialog]
Choose Scanner Dialog
  1. Scanner List
  2. This area of the window displays all of the scanners that the program can locate. This search is dependent upon having all of the scanner configuration files installed into the "...\Cyberware\DigiSize\cfg\" directory or having a USB-based scanner turned ON.

    To select a scanner (only one scanner can be used at any one time), simply click on the desired scanner one time using the left mouse button, then click the Accept button.

  3. Accept
  4. Once a scanner has been selected from the Scanner List, the Accept button will set that scanner to be the current scanner. That scanner will be used for all data capture and manipulation.

  5. Properties...
  6. The Properties button rolls out a section below the Choose Scanner window that shows the user some of the characteristics of the scanner that is highlighted in the Scanner List. These characteristics are defined at the factory and are intended for use only in troubleshooting specific problems.

    [Scanner Properties]
    Scanner Properties
  7. Add...
  8. This function allows the user to add a scanner to the Scanner List, if it is not found automatically.

    To add a scanner to the list, press the Add... button, then navigate to the desired scanner configuration file using the file browser. Select the configuration file and click the Open button. The scanner will be added to the Scanner List.

  9. Refresh
  10. Refresh will force the software to look into the default configuration directory and search for changes or additional scanners.

  11. Cancel
  12. The Cancel button will exit the Choose Scanner dialog without making any changes.

Setup Scan...

The scan setup buttons provide the user with a quick and convenient method to set all of the major scanning parameters. The available parameters are the type of scan, texture map creation, scan length, scan resolution, and the laser power (for Model 15 and USB-Based scanners ONLY).

An alternate method of opening this dialog is to click the Setup button in the main DigiSize window.

After setting the various parameters, the user should press the Accept button to activate the changes and close the window.

[Head & Face Scanner Setup Dialog] [Whole Body Scanner Setup Dialog]
Head & Face Scanner Setup DialogWhole Body Scanner Setup Dialog


These selections determine the type of texture map to be captured; None, Luminance, HRC, LoRes RGB, RGB or HiRes RGB. Which options are available depends upon the scanner hardware, so a user may not see all of the texture modes.

[Head & Face Scanner Texture Settings] [Whole Body Scanner Texture Settings]
Head & Face Scanner Texture SettingsWhole Body Scanner Texture Settings
None No texture information will be collected if this button is selected. Only the 3D range data will be saved.
Luminance Select this item if you would like to acquire the luminance map. A luminance map is a grayscale map that represents the intensity of laser light that was captured for each data point. If the point had a high degree of saturation, the point will be shown as a very light gray. A point that returned very little laser light will be rendered as a dark gray.
HRC This option will capture high resolution color maps and upsampled range data. This option is available only on 3030/HRC model scan heads.
LoRes RGB Lores RGB will capture and display a subsampled surface color at each 3D range point in the dataset. The color values are 24-bit RGB values, stored in the industry-standard TIF file format.
RGB RGB will capture and display the surface color at each 3D range point in the dataset. The color values are 24-bit RGB values, stored in the industry-standard TIF file format.
HiRes RGB On 3030 scan heads that are so equipped, the sRGB toggle will capture and display the surface color in high-resolution mode (4 color pixels for each range data point). The color values are 24-bit RGB values, stored in the industry-standard TIF file format.

Width / Arc

This collection of buttons determines the length of travel that will be used to capture a scan of an object.

Width Selections

The Width selections enable the user to adjust the linear scanning behavior. The numbers that are displayed in this section will vary, depending upon the particular motion platform that is being used. Also, these values may be customized to suit the individual needs of users. Contact Cyberware Support for assistance.

Arc Selections

The Arc selections allow the user to vary the cylindrical scanning behavior. The user may choose to perform a complete cylindrical scan of 360, or partial scans of 180, 90, or 60. These values may be customized to suit the individual needs of users. Contact Cyberware Support for assistance.

To set the width/arc for a scan, simply press the appropriate button. The user may also select a value by moving the slider to the left (to decrease the scan length) or to the right (to increase the scan length).

[Head & Face Scanner Arc Settings] [Whole Body Scanner Width Settings]
Head & Face Scanner Arc SettingsWhole Body Scanner Width Settings


The Pitch selections determine the distance between each longitudinal sample taken by DigiSize. To select one of these items, simply click on the desired selection using the left mouse button. These values may be customized to suit the individual needs of users. Contact Cyberware Support for assistance.

The user may select the appropriate pitch setting for a scan by simply pressing the button for the desired pitch. Also, one may pick a value by moving the slider to the left (to capture at a higher rate / more data) or to the right (to capture at a lower rate / less data).

[Head & Face Scanner Pitch Settings] [Whole Body Scanner Pitch Settings]
Head & Face Scanner Pitch SettingsWhole Body Scanner Pitch Settings

If the user attempts to collect data at a rate higher than the capability of the system, a significant amount of noise may appear in the data. For most 3030 scan heads, the maximum pitch value will be around 0.275mm for linear scans and 0.4 for a circular scan while a 3030/Hires may be set around 0.15mm for linear scans and 0.25 for circular scans.

Action Buttons

These two buttons are used to effect any changes that the user may have made to the scan parameters or to cancel the changes and exit the Scan Setup dialog.

[Head & Face Scanner Action Buttons] [Whole Body Scanner Action Buttons]
Head & Face Scanner Action ButtonsWhole Body Scanner Action Buttons


When a user selects this menu item, the scanner will attempt to home itself. The action will return the linear axis (if so equipped) to a point where the laser stripe is aligned with the center of rotation of the circular scan axis. The circular axis is also sent to a factory-defined position.

This step is very important to ensure that the motion system is clear of any and all errors. Also, it guarantees that the system is setup properly for scanning in CyDir.

When this item is selected, the Home Scanner dialog will open:

[Home Scanner Dialog]
Home Scanner Dialog

To home the system, simply press the Yes button. You may cancel this action by pressing the No button.

Device Controls

The device controls are a listing of all of the program's classes, objects, and variables. This data is not useful to the user of DigiSize, but is very helpful during the troubleshooting process, should problems occur. Cyberware recommends that a user NOT change any of the values that are presented in this window.

[Device Controls]
Device Controls

If you have specific questions regarding anything that appears in this window, please contact Cyberware Support.