Re: 3d photo laser scanner
- --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Alan Campbell <alan_r_cam@...> wrote:
>There are a whole bunch of 3d laser scanners like this. Used a lot in virtual heritage, highway building, opencut mine recording etc
> OK- they use a laser to measure distance (think: radar)
> They also take pano pictures.
> With the laser data, they can make an accurate CAD model.
> Then, they add the pano picture as a "texture" to the surfaces in the model.
> Result (from video); accurate model you can move around in.
> As used in "Matrix" movie, to create a virtual set.
> Autocad's ImageModeler does similar work, from standard photos.
> This is *Much More Accurate*
> Unless you are restoring / remodelling a fiendishly expensive house, I doubt the expense is worth the outlay.
some will scan 360 degrees and capture a color panorama as well as a point cloud (x, y, z point information). To process them you need a point cloud to mesh software eg.
They scan quite quickly -- a 60 degree arc in 10 seconds -- so you can actually scan a room with people in it as long as they stay still.
It is a bit creepy actually to see one working making 3d point clouds of the room and the people in realtime on a laptop as it scans around.
> From: Robert Slade <robert@...>
> To: PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thursday, 1 October, 2009 5:13:24 AM
> Subject: Re: [PanoToolsNG] 3d photo laser scanner
> crane@ukonline. co.uk wrote:
> >> Perhaps someone else could explain it in simple terms?
> > I'm guessing they use some clever technical stuff to measure distances
> > and input that into some other clever software stuff to try to sell you a house.
> Hi Mick,
> I guessed the same.
> But the fact that I couldn't be sure after spending some time on their
> website speaks volumes.
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- Finally got a reply from FARO.... it took them only a little over 2 months
to send me a standardized reply:
*Start capturing data today for only $44,900!*
This investment gets you a Photon 120 Select pre-loaded with 500 scans, one
license of FARO Cloud to transfer data to AutoCAD, one year maintenance plus
two days of training at a FARO Facility.
Need more than 500 scans? No problem!
Simply purchase additional scans as you go:
*250 scans for $14,900
500 scans for $22,900
1000 scans for $29,900*
Plus, if you find you need unlimited scans you can buyout the Photon 120
Select within the first twelve months for only $99,999 *minus initial
investment and scan card purchases*!
Ok... the price for the initial 500 scans is one thing... including the
equipment... but still at only $ 89,8 per scan.
Next 250 scans are at $ 59,6 ea, or 500 scans for $ 45,8 ea or 1000 scans
for $ 29,9.
Buying the equipment with unlimited scans... as I read it... costs the
initial $44.900 plus the $ 99,999 ... plus eventual scan card purchases...
so an investment of 150K or so.
I am certainly not in a position to purchase it, nor do I have the back-land
that might get me the jobs needed for it to earn back such an investment...
and what else is there available... with a price label reflecting human
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