How to add scanning passes to an existing model
A scanning pass is a scanning done with the object placed in one orientation. For some purposes, one scanning pass of an object is fine.
However, most often you need to make more than one scanning pass to ensure a complete 3D model of your object.
But, what if you already saved and closed your model?
Here’s a recipe and a video on how to add additional scanning passes to an existing model:
- Open SOL Creator*
- Access your existing model in the Collection via File > Collection
- Open the model that you wish to add more scan passes to
- From here on it is a normal scanning procedure starting with calibration
* Note that, as the name implies, SOL Viewer is for viewing only, so make sure that you access the collection through SOL Creator.
You can see how it’s done in this video:
Comparison of same 3D model with 1 or 2 scanning passes
- 1 scanning pass (top view)
- 2 scanning passes, but on two different days (bottom view)
- Normal mode
- Near scanner position
How does the software add scanning passes?
The scanning passes are automatically combined in SOL Creator.
The advanced software automatically aligns the multiple scanning passes into one model.
It also removes any unwanted artifacts from every single scanning pass, so the final model highly resembles the object that you chose to scan. And nothing else.