“OptiNum Color”, the Non-contact 3D Scanner is accurate and totally portable

(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 13:47 Dec. 17, 2009.)

3D scanner needs larger equipment than 2D, for you have to scan width, height and depth at the same time.

French manufacturer Noomeo's "OptiNum Color" is a 3D scanner to overcome disadvantage of existing 3D scanner. Not only accurate, it's as light as 2kg(about 4 lbs.). Japanese distributor Crescent had a working demo at their booth in SIGGRAPH ASIA 2009 so we filmed how they work.

Read on for detail.

Here's the scanning demo
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Collapsed, paper cup becomes a complex polygon, but OptiNum Color can scan its figure properly.
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The OptiNum Color Scanner.

It looks just like weapons in Halo or something.

The concept; "3D made easy"

The scanned image is converted to 3D data rapidly.

Ordinary 3D scanner needs to rotate the object. But OptiNum Color enables us to scan objects without touching it. Seems good for scanning sculptures on historical buildings.

Both softwares and hardwares are under development fore perfection.

You can hold it with one hand.

But it's recommended to operate with both hands for more stable scan.

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