07/ Object Scanner


Object Scanning is the key function for projection-mapping applications. The output of the scanning process is a pixel-map of the projector. The object scanner works at night and it is calibrated for outdoor use and scanning large objects such as cars or buildings. You should run the scan with a well-positioned and well-fixed projector. When you move the projector, the scan result becomes invalid and the process has to be repeated with the new projector position.

How to scan the object?
Scan objects in the night in the darkest conditions available. Switch-off/dim surrounding lights if possible.
Make sure the image is well-positioned and well-focused. Switch Lumiverse to ON state.
Navigate Lumiverse UI to Scanner/Scanner. Select Camera Profile based on the approximate distance to object: NEAR <10m< MID <15m< FAR. If your scan result looks empty (black, white, grain, no image), you may have to re-scan the object again with a different Camera Profile. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press Scan Now.

The scanner process takes about 10 minutes to proceed. Make sure the illuminated area is as dark as possible and avoid movement in the illuminated area while scanning.
Once the scan finishes, navigate to Scanner/Results and browse the scan results. Select the best-looking image and press Send to Editor.

Navigate to Lumiverse UI/Editor. You should see the latest Scan Result in the Background of the editor.
Recommended Settings:
Navigate to Settings/Editor Settings and make sure that Object Transparency is checked. With Object Transparency On, the objects in Editor will become semi-transparent and it might be easier for you to see the scan geometry well.