Algorithms

Oh, don’t get us started. We have unbelievable mathematicians on staff to create the most breakthrough algorithms.

So, what are some of these break-throughs? Here a few examples:

  • Imagine you are scanning a person. But the person is 6 feet tall (~2m) and you are not that tall so just can’t reach the top of their head? There is simply no data for the top of their head. How do you still get a good/complete scan? Well, one of our genius mathematicians wrote an algorithm that extrapolates the data that you have and closes the hole at the top.

     

    It may not be perfect, but it will still look great on a 3D-printed selfie, because another one of our mathematicians, also figured out how to extrapolate the color information to make the model look great.

     

  • It is well known in our industry that scanning shiny objects is difficult. Our mathematicians decided to take that challenge on. They were able to scan human teeth, which are notoriously difficult to scan.

     

  • Sharp edges are difficult to scan. Ask anyone in the industry. Our brainiacs solved it. They came up with algorithms that will make Drake produce the best possible results when crossing from one side of the object to another.

     

  • Optimizing the mesh after scanning is important for work with CNC machines, 3D printers and 3D-graphics software like Solidworks and ZBrush. To that end, we developed several useful algorithms like “Remesh”, “Simplification” and “Hole-filling”.

    Before Remesh

    After Remesh

    Before simplification

    After simplification

    With a hole

    With the hole filled

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