The 3D-Scamera One+ is a 3D full-body scanner based on the photogrammetric process. In contrast to scanners using depth sensors, which require people to ‘freeze’ a relatively long time for the scan, the 3D-Scamera makes snapshots in a casual atmosphere or special poses possible.
125 cameras which each have a resolution of 8 megapixels (1 gigapixel altogether) capture a complete image of the scanned person with a single shot (One) in just 1/60 of a second.
Dark or plain surfaces cause problems capturing the three-dimensional structure. This is why the 3D-Scamera generates a second series of images (One+) immediately after the first shot, while projecting a special grid onto the person.
The scan’s results can be assessed on a monitor immediately after they are shot. Customers are then able to select one scan out of a series or to start over again.
The resulting images can be processed into a 3D model with commercially available software, such as Agisoft Photo Scan or RealityCapture, and digitally edited with ZBrush, for example. The high quality of the 3D-Scamera’s images reduces the amount of work required for digital post-editing to a minimum.
While designing the device, the 3D-Scamera’s open and transparent construction was important to us. We wanted customers to feel comfortable and photographers to have unrestricted contact with them, in order to provide directions and animate them to pose. A positive side-effect of this form of construction is that passers-by are drawn towards the action at events or in public places.