RC and Artec scanners integration

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    Erik Kubiňan CR

    Hello,
    you could test it along with normal photographs and try to align both of them together. If texture is something that matters to you. 

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    kristof93

    Doesn't seem to be working. I tried it with e57, RC goes through the importing process, creates the .lsp files, but the project and the inputs remain empty, like I haven't imported anything.  

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    Erik Kubiňan CR

    Well then I suppose as Artec changes it's position the whole time it corrupts with how we work with laser scanners that have their position fixed. I am afraid it will not work then. Sorry for misleading you in the first answer, I did not realise.

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    kristof93

    All right, thanks. It's a shame, because they are useful scanners, but I need very good textures for what I'm doing. Any idea which one of the ground based scanners work best? Looking for the highest resolution possible at medium to small distances. 

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    Erik Kubiňan CR

    Well I personally cannot suggest you any specific laser scanner, but as a suggestion I don't recommend using a terrestrial laser scanner closer than about 1,5 meters away from an object. For closer cases photogrammetry using a camera is a better solution. To get more detailed information and recommendations about laser scanners, you can ask our community on Facebook the page is called Capturing Reality Arena and there is many advanced users, who know a lot about their use.

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    Skylmingamadur

    Only one I know of is to export both meshes and in another software or in Artec studio, align the artec mesh to the RC mesh. Then import the Artec mesh, that now has the right coordinates, in RC for texturing. 

    Problem is that if your RC mesh is not very exact, the texture might be off a bit.

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    Skylmingamadur

    I spoke with the Artec support yesterday about photogrammetry in Studio. They do have support for a very specific system that involves putting lots of stickers on your object. The software then removes the bump from the sticker and fills in the texture. However that does not work for me since a) I want to document all of it. Not get bits inpainted. b) You do not put stickers on a one thousand year old artifact in a museum.

    If that is not a problem for you, then it might work. Seems very directed towards the automotive industy though (as everything else in this world).

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    kristof93

    Yeah, the official Artec workflow is a joke, would slow my process to a crawl. Much better off just using RC.

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