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Scanning car interior

Below are several tips & tricks that will help you to quickly and efficiently 3D scan a car interior.

1. Increase your texture brightness

Car interior doesn't usually have good lighting, therefore, some texture features that are efficiently used for tracking might be too dark. So set sufficient texture brightness and make sure that the image isn't too dark.

2. Angle

When scanning black leather, try to point your scanner closer to 90° angle - it will be easier for scanner to get more surface within its field of view.

3. Seats

If you need to scan full interior in one 3D model, keep in mind that seats may change their shape once you'll touch them. So try to scan them only once and do not to return your scanner at that area again.

4. Continuous scanning

Use Continuous scanning when scanning floor of the car to automatically align your raw scans to each other.

If Continuous scanning isn't an option, using Prefix (setting in Scan panel that allows you to name scans automatically) may also help

5. Spray is normally not needed

Artec Studio 12 features smart sensitivity for Artec Eva that provides smooth and 3D scanning of tricky surfaces. If for some reason, you still need to apply some spray on dashboard or any of its elements, use Cyclododecaan spray - it evaporates with time, so, no additional cleaning will be needed afterwards.


Here are some 3D models of car interior created by Artec Gold Partner Patrick Thorn:


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