First serie of tests with Artec Studio 10: August 15, 2014.
The latest serie of tests with Artec Studio 11: June 1, 2016.
We use Surface Pro 3 tablet together with Artec Eva (mostly for outdoors scanning and exhibitions).
There are several Surface Pro3 configurations available, we recommend the one with i7:
- Windows 8.1 Pro
- Intel i7 (4th generation Intel Core i7-4650U 3.30 GHz)
- 8GB RAM
- Full-size USB 3.0
- Intel HD Graphics 5000
- 256 GB hard drive
Performance with Artec Studio 10:
- Scanning speed on MS Surface is slower comparing to Razer Edge Pro. Eva scanning speed is 7-10 FPS in "Geometry + Texture" mode and 12-14 FPS in "Geometry" mode (maximum is 16 FPS).
- We captured full body in "Geometry + Texture" mode and recorded about 2500 frames without any problem. The only issue is that after 3000 captured frames RAM on Surface is full, so it is a good idea to unload some scans at this point.
- Please note that real-time fusion mode is not available for Surface since this scanning mode requires powerful NVIDIA/ATI card. Other scanning modes work perfectly.
Two tips how to increase the performance in "Geometry + Texture" mode:
- Enable high performance mode on your Surface using this key in Windows registry: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\CsEnabled (1->0)
- Speed up real-time 3D-reconstruction by decreasing Triangle Step in Artec Studio (File -- Settings -- Scan -- Use default real-time settings -- Set Triangle Step from 6 to 8).
Performance in Artec Studio 11:
- MS Surface Pro 3 works with Artec Studio 11, please make sure you are using version 184.108.40.206 and higher (in case you are using version 11.0, please update it up to the latest one).
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