How to Get Optimal Scanning Results with HandySense 3D Scanner
- HandySense, as a handheld type 3D scanner, is easy to operate to acquire good 3D scanning results. All we need to do is to take care of some basic rules while operating 3D scanning.
Today we’ll follow examples and learn how to get optimal scanning results with HandySense handheld 3D scanner and HandyScan 3D scanning software.
- Install HandyScan and 3D Model Process into your PC
- Connect HandySense 3D scanner to your PC
- Place object on black rotary table
- 3D scanner operation principle and object brightness control
- What can HandyScan 3D scanning software do?
- How to do 3D scanning with HandySense
- Use HandyScan to process 3D scanned images
- How to restart previous 3D scanning tasks
I - Install HandyScan and 3D Model Process into your PC
Note: this tutorial uses the 1.1.41 software version.
1. Insert the USB disk (which comes with the scanner) into your PC.
2. Click on “CsfsSetup1.1.41***” inside the USB disk folder to install the software.
3. Wait for auto installation completes and HandyScan for 3D scanning and 3D Model Process for image process are installed.
In previous tutorial, we made detailed introduction on how to use 3D Model Process.
Here, we’ll focus on how to use HandySense 3D scanner and “HandyScan” 3D scanning software.
HandyScan and 3D Model Process for HandySense 3D scanner
II – Connect HandySense 3D scanner to your PC
1. Plug the power adapter and the USB cable into HandySense 3D scanner and then plug the adapter into power socket.
2. Connects the USB cable to your PC.
Connect HandySense 3D scanner to your PC
III – Place object on black rotary table
1. Make or purchase a black table which can rotate at low and constant speed.
2. Place the object being scanned onto the table.
IV - 3D scanner operation principle and object brightness control
3D scanner operation principle:
A 3D scanner emits infrared lights and captures reflected lights to collect 3D data of an object. Usually, deep colored objects absorb light more but light colored objects reflect light better. These factors will affect the 3D scanning accuracy of a 3D scanner.
By adjusting ambient light brightness and lighting angles, we try our utmost to keep the object being scanned at an appropriate brightness which can be affected by its color depth and light reflecting features.
V – What can HandyScan 3D scanning software do?
Before getting into 3D scanning, let’s know the detailed functions of HandyScan and what it can do first.
The HandyScan 3D scanning software includes four sections on its operation interface.
1. Top buttons indicate 3D scanning progress
On the top, the bar includes three buttons, Preview, Scan and Finish which indicate current progress of the scanning.
After HandyScan is started, it automatically goes to “Preview” interface; By clicking on ”Folder+” button on the right, it proceeds to “Scan” interface which initiates new scanning task; when 3D scanning completes, it then goes to the “Finish” interface, the final stage of 3D scanning.
Blue button on the top shows current scanning status
2. Left color bars indicate the distance from the scanner to the object
On the left, there are 7 bars that light up in different colors. These bars indicate the distance from the scanner to the object being scanned.
The top and the bottom bars will light up in red, the middle bar in green, and among them in orange and yellow.
Bars on the left indicates the distance from the HandySense to the object
- When the top or bottom bar lights up in red, it indicates the HandySense 3D scanner is too close to or too far away from the object, we cannot perform 3D scanning at then;
- When the adjacent bar lights up in orange, the scanner is a little too close or too far from the object, we need to adjust the distance quickly to proceed 3D scanning;
- When the bars near the middle bar light up in yellow, we can proceed 3D scanning, but it’s not the best distance for 3D scanning;
- When the middle bar lights up in green, it indicates the scanner has an appropriate distance from the object, and you’ll probably get the best 3D scanning result.