Head & Face Color 3D Scanner (Model PS)

The Head & Face 3D Color Scanner bundles a 3030 scan head with the PS motion platform.

The Model 3030 3D scan head is an advanced, general-purpose implementation of Cyberware's proven 3D digitizing technology. The 3030 incorporates a rugged, self-contained optical range-finding system, whose dynamic range accommodates varying lighting conditions and surface properties. Entirely software controlled, the 3030 requires no user adjustments in normal use.

Head and Face Scanner

Sculpture, Virtual Reality, Animation, Medicine,
Ergonomics, Research and Analysis.

In operation, the 3030 shines a safe, low-intensity laser on an object to create a lighted profile. A high-quality video sensor captures this profile from two viewpoints. The system can digitize thousands of these profiles in a few seconds to capture the shape of the entire object. Simultaneously, a second video sensor in the 3030 acquires color information.

The scanning process captures an array of digitized points, with each point represented by x, y, and z coordinates for shape and 24-bit RGB coordinates for color. The 3030 transfers this data via a USB interface to a graphics workstation for immediate viewing and modification.

Color information in 3D digitizing makes available nearly all the information a graphics application needs to fully describe an object. In addition to enhancing realism in graphic models, color denotes boundaries that are not obvious from shape alone. Color indicates surface texture and reflectance. And by marking an object's surface before digitizing, one can use color to transfer ideas from the object to the graphic model.

Standard-resolution 3030 scan head with RGB texture map capability and Portrait Scanner (PS) motion system, SCSI or USB interface, power supply, cabling, and online manuals. Also includes node-locked CyEdit+ (formerly CySurf), Decimate, and scanning software, as well as file format translators, on-site installation and training a one-year return-to-factory warranty, technical support and software updates.

In specialized applications, color can reveal characteristics such as skin discoloration, the locations of landmarks, or other features. Working in the infrared region, a customized color subsystem could even detect surface temperature.

The PS motion system is designed to scan the head and face of live subjects quickly, comfortably, and safely. Because the system moves the digitizer while the subject remains stationary, the PS works well in many applications involving subjects that are inconvenient to move during digitizing.

The PS platform is popular for use in medical applications, such as reconstructive and/or plastic surgery and burn mask design. Similarly, designers of products such as helmets, which must fit the human head closely, find the PS motion system ideal. This system also serves well for personal portrait sculpture, in which a person's head is digitized, then reproduced on an automated milling machine or rapid prototyping system with remarkable fidelity.

Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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