In order to get a polygonal model based on the scanned data one needs to use the Calibry Nest software.
There are two modes available: Quick Mode and Advanced Mode. The major difference between them is the set of applicable tools. In the Quick Mode there are only four buttons available for the user, whereas Advanced Mode offers full functionality to the user.
In the Quick Mode there are only four buttons available for the user:
Let’s have a look how it works on the example dataset:
After the scanning session is complete we have an .ascan file, which we need to transfer to the computer either using USB drive or a local area Wi-Fi network. After we press Open, we select file destination. For example: USB drive -> Scans -> project folder -> file name.
When all files are successfully uploaded in the software, we need to select preferred Settings. In the dialog window we choose values for such parameters as filling holes, resolution, filtering by size, simplification and so on.
When we are done with the settings the next step is to engage post procession by pressing Start. In the bottom of the screen there is a progress bar which shows in percentage what part of the process is complete.
The result is a polygonal model. It can be saved in one of the formats: PLY, OBJ, STL, WRL.
With the help of this icon user may select preferable settings.
After the scanning session is complete, the scanner produces an .ascan file, which needs to be transferred to the computer either using USB drive or a local area Wi-Fi network. Press Open to select file destination. For example: USB drive -> Scans -> project folder -> file name.
When all files are successfully uploaded in the software, choose the desired Settings (in the dialog window choose values for such parameters as Filling holes, Resolution, Filtering by size, Simplification and so on).
Depending on the needs, select one of the four options to start post-procession.
When the post procession is done the result will appear in the file tree on the left. This process may take from 1 minute to hours, depending on the file size and hardware specs of your computer.
The Advanced mode of the Calibry Nest software allows to edit the polygonal result with this set of instruments:
Selection tools. There are four types of selection instruments and two options to delete selected area:
Marquee Brush Tool – Used for front surface selection
Marquee Brush Tool (Double Side) – Select all surfaces sides
Polygonal Lasso Marquee (Double Side)
Magic Wand Tool – Select the whole object
Cut marked area
Cut on frames
Surface editing tools:
Fill selected holes
Read more about these features in the User Manual.
There are texture adjustment tools for texturized results:
Adjust texture brightness, contrast and color balance
Multiple post procession is used in situations when merging several separate scans into one final mesh is required. Before running multiple post-procession function, scans need to be aligned correctly.
Align by points tool is used for that:
Open alignment working area
Position three points on the Base and Align models in similar areas.
The software will merge two scans by the selected points. The user will need to add aligned scan to base and repeat the procedure for the rest of the files in the list.
When all scans are properly aligned multiple post proccession can be started.
After editing is complete, save the whole project or just the polygonal result as STL, OBJ, WRL or PLY. File -> Save project/result as.