Options in Detail
Name – You can input the name of the scan shot and its suffix.
Auto Align – If checked, captured scan shots are automatically aligned. You can select Rotary Axis, when you use a rotary table device, or Gemetry that performs auto alignment by the application algorithm. If you check the With Only Last Scan option, the application does alignment between the last scan shot and previous one.
Save Raw Data – If checked, you can save the raw scan data to the desired directory.
Preview – If clicked, you can see preview image with a color map. The red color means the near distance from the scanner but the blue color means the far distance from the scanner. Anything black in color will not be seen by the scanner, as it is out of range. If you are satisfied with the preview, click Accept.
|Scan – If clicked, the device starts scanning.
Auto Scan – If clicked, It starts auto scanning using a rotary table. The parmeters can be set in the Auto Sacn item in the Rotary Table tab.
Digitizer Parameter – If you click the Set button, the parmeters in the Standard and Advanced tab apply to the scanner device. If you click the Get button, parameters from the scanner device are set in Standard and Advanced tab.
Mode – You can select Standard, Extend or User which are provided by scanner device.
|2. Standard Tab|
|l Focus – Set the focusing distance. If you click Auto Focus, the scanner finds the best focusing distance automatically. If you check Auto Focus Before Scan, the scanner does Auto Focus whenever it scans.
l Exposure – Set the exposure of scanner device.
Auto Exposure – If clicked, the scanner finds the best exposure for scanning. If you check Auto Exposure Before Scan, the scanner does Auto Exposure whenever it scans.
Points Only – If checked, you can gather only poin clouds.
Multi-Pass – Determines the number of scanning.
Import CDK – You can import saved .cdk format.
Use Texture – If checked, you can use textures.
Overlap Texture – Decides whether to take only the texture of the current model and overlap it on a previously scanned data. Using this function, you may take a non-textured model and overlap a texture in a different illumination condition.
|3. Advanced Tab|
|l Raw Data Process
Reduce – decides the sampling ratio used to import the scan data.
Filter – decides the filtering method. If None is selected, the scan data won’t be filtered. If Noise Filter is selected, the noisy vertices will be filtered. If High Quality is selected, the unreliable data will be filtered. This is only effective for importing scan data obtained using Vivid910. If Noise Filter & High Quality is selected, both the 2 filtering methods mentioned above will be applied. It is also only effective for importing scan data obtained using Vivid910.
|Cut – Decides the method to remove unnecessary parts while importing the scan data. If Don’t Remove is selected, no removal is carried out. If Bound is selected, the boundary points will be removed. If Bound & xx Degree is selected, the boundary points, along with the polygons within the corresponding angular range (5 Degree, 10 Degree, 15 Degree or 20 Degree) to the view vector will be removed.
Fill Small Holes – If checked, small holes on a mesh will be filled.
l Multi-Depth Scan
Multi-Depth Scan – If checked, the scanner will execute a multiple scanning while changing the distance. For example, if you set Spacing to 20 and Scan Num to 3 when the distance is 600, the scanning is performed at the position of 580, 600, and 620, and three shells are created in the working window. The shell names are Default – 000deg: 01, Default – 000deg: 02 and Default – 000deg: 03.
Direction – Decides the multi scanning direction.
l VIVID 9i Calibration – Click this buttton to run the calibration of VIVID 9i scanner. You need a calibration jig for VIVID 9i scanner.
|4. Rotary Table Tab|
Auto Connect On Startup – the application tries to communicate with a rotary table when the command is run.
Model – Select a rotary table which you want to connect.
PORT – Select a port to communicate with a rotary table.
Connect – Start to communication with a rotary table.
Disconnect – Stop to communication with a rotary table.
l Single Scan
Use Angle As Name Suffix – If checked, the specified angle will be used for naming.
|Auto Rotate – If checked, a rotary table is turned with specified angle after scanning.
Rotary – You can manually turn a rotary table. The Move button starts to turn a rotary table. The Origin button moves a rotary table to the origin position.
l Auto Scan – you can set up the parameters used for a fully automated scanning process..
No. of Scan – The number of rotations (times).
Total Angle – The entire angle of scanning.
Equal Spacing – If checked, the scanning is applied with a step angle which is decieded by No. of Scan and Total Angle.
Interval Waiting – After turning the rotary table, the application starts to scan after this given value.
|5. Calibration Tab|
|Under the Calibration tab are settings to calibrate the rotary table. Calibration State shows the calibration status or if a stored calibration is successfully loaded. If it is not lit, you need to do calibration. The default of Calibration Types is Plate. If a plate (provided by Konica Minolta) is used to calibrate, you need to select Plate. If a calibration ball (provided by INUS Technology) is used to calibrate, you need to select Sphere. If Scan For Calib is clicked, the jig used in calibration will be scanned and later the scan will be sent to Rapidform XO. Then the axis vector of the rotary table can be found by processing the scan data.|
|In case the scan data contains a lot of noise and the calibration failed, you may need to edit the scan data and then make a reference vector in Rapidform XO. Then you can click Pick Rot Vector, pick the vector and then click Pick Shell & Calib. and pick the scan shell to calibrate. If Calibration Info. is clicked, the current calibration information will be shown. If Load Calib Data… is clicked, you can load calibration information previously stored in a file. If Save Calib Data… is clicked, you can save the current calibration information to a file. Manual Clustering Criterion is used to classify clusters within the scan shell for the calibration purpose. If it is not checked on, the Manual Clustering Criterion value is automatically calculated. When it is checked on, you can input a Clustering Criterion value. Clustering Criterion is a distance value and it is used to decide which cluster a vertex belongs to.|