by Stephen Jones (April 23, 2001)
Polhemus is offering a portable solution to capturing the 3D surface of actors or objects.
The FastSCAN is a handheld "wand" scanner that captures accurate 3D contours of opaque subjects using its built-in laser and two miniature cameras. In as little as 15 minutes, you can digitize an entire face for output to your favorate CG package.
More practical than platform-based scanning stations, FastSCAN is ideal for field assignments or where tight deadlines (or temperamental talent) prevent a separate trip to the lab for digitizing.
- Accuracy: 1mm at 200mm (0.02 at 8 inches)
- Range: 760 mm (30 in)
- Output: 3D Studio Max, Lightwave, VRML, and more
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