Alignment – is the process of aligning scans ready for stitching. Alignment can be done either automatically or manually: automatic alignment is a drag-and-drop feature that will automatically detect key features between scans; manual alignment allows key features to be selected by eye.
Color volumization – When exporting scans with a thickness, extend color throughout your volumized model. Perfect for full-color 3D printing to demonstrate quality color capture.
Cropping – is a manual process to remove out of focus or distorted data from the scan ensuring that only high-resolution data is exported.
Decimation – Reduces the number of faces and vertices to give a scan of lower file size and resolution.
Edge smoothing – Smooths the edges of scans to give a more visually appealing 3D model.
Exporting – Fuel3D Studio exports three widely used 3D file types: STL, OBJ and PLY. Fuel3D Studio also incorporates powerful more advanced export options
Extruded volumization – Adds volume to the back of a scan to create a water-tight model ready for 3D printing.
Flat volumization – Extrude scans to a flat back prior to 3D printing.
Hole fixing – Repair any ‘holes’ in the scan data to create a finish that is perfect for printing or modelling further.
Lighting – Adjusting the lighting position on the scan can highlight areas of the scan where the scan data has ‘holes’ in or inaccurate data.
Mesh – The layer of polygons that make up the surface of the scan.
Micron – This is a unit of measurement that is equal to one millionth of a metre. Also known a micrometer. SCANIFY scans are detailed to 350 microns or 0.350mm.
Mirrored volumization – Replicate extrusion onto two scans.
OBJ – A file format native to many 3rd party software packages. OBJ files support mono- and full-color 3D models.
PLY – File format specifically designed to store 3D data from scanners. Compatible with most printers and 3rd party software. PLY files support mono- and full-color 3D models.
Polygon – A geometric shape that is found by straight lines creating a circuit. When viewed, the appearance is triangular.
Polygon extrusion control – Define the number of polygons in the volume extrusion to gain more sculpt-ability in third party modelling packages.
Stitching – The process of joining multiple scans together. See also “Alignment”.
STL – File type that is compatible with most 3D printers and 3rd party software. STL files support mono-color 3D models only.
Wireframe – The underlying geometry of the scan, another term for mesh.