The world's most popular 3D scanner now delivers color texture maps with incredible image detail
Based on the long proven design of the Cyberware Model 3030 RGB Colour Scanners, the new 3030 HRC model extends the resolution of the colour texture map by a factor of sixteen. The results are spectacular.
The texture map contains more than enough detail for nearly any type of rendering, animation or analysis. Details as small as individual hairs and the fine print on packaging are discernible. The colour texture map digitised by 3030 Cyberware scanners is valuable in anthropometry, animation, and industrial design. The 3030 HRC scans 4 million RGB pixels to produce a 2000 × 2000 pixel image. A pitch of 165 pixels per inch is realised. This compares with the 250,000 pixels and 40 pixels per inch pitch of the 3030 RGB scanner.
When the scanner is used in the typical application of scanning the human head, a complete scan can be accomplished in less than 20 seconds. The geometry map of the surface is essentially identical to that provided by the 3030 RGB Scanners. An invisible infrared laser of 780nm wavelength is used in place of the usual orange-red 632nm laser. The same safety classification is attained. The high geometry resolution of the standard 3030 product line is retained. The colour texture map of the 3030 HRC has approximately four pixels for each vertex of the geometry.
The 3030 HRC may be fitted to any Cyberware motion platform. It requires use of the SCSI interface instead of the slower Ethernet server. Images take several minutes to download to a Silicon Graphics workstation (not included) and process into a viewable image. The geometry and texture data are in the same format as all previous Cyberware scanner data. Separate range map and SGI format texture files are created. All of the existing conversion, decimation, and analysis software may be used.
A self-contained light source illuminates the surface with cold white light. Cold light has the infrared portion of the spectrum removed with special mirrors. This and a special filter on the geometry camera prevent the white light from interfering with the process of measuring geometry. Likewise the laser is infrared and the colour video camera is fitted with a filter that blocks infrared light. This enables both colour digitising and geometry digitising to occur simultaneously.
For proper operation of the software you must use a Silicon Graphics workstation with certain capabilities. The recommended CPU is a R4000 or better with at least 48Mb of main memory. The Echo software requires a Z buffer and support for a 2048 × 2048 texture map. SGI's Entry, Elan, Extreme, Reality Engine and VGXT graphics are known to support the Echo software properly. A single SCSI-1 or SCSI-2 address between 0 and 7 is required. A very large disk is suggested to store the necessarily large images.
Purchase includes scanner optical instrument, SCSI controller, cabling, manuals, Echo software, Cymage software, many utility software tools, training services, installation services, one year factory warranty, one year full- factory support, one year software updates. CIF purchasers receive the usual freight and insurance services to the nearest port-of-entry. Purchase does NOT include the required SGI workstation, taxes, duties or inland freight.