Over the last few years we have been fortunate enough to be able to utilise 3D scanning in several public deployments. Naturally over this time we have optimised our techniques, workflow and equipment to reflect the best balance of cost and effort versus results.

“ScannerBox” is our way of sharing this accumulated experience! It is a meant as a starting point and persistent resource for anyone interested in employing 3D scanning in a creative and cultural heritage context.

Essentially ScannerBox is a guide to 3D scanning – a place to get started on acquiring scanning knowledge and setting up your in-house scanning capabilities. It is also a place where you can benefit from our knowledge and experience in using 3D scanning technologies in public engagements.

The ScanneBox guide will introduce you to the core concepts of 3D scanning – outlining the possibilities, highlighting the advantages and pointing out the caveats and common pitfalls. The guide will outline the basic skills and equipment required to set up your own 3D scanning capabilities, introduce you to the current industry standard software packages – both proprietary and open-source.

The Scannerbox guide is arranged along the following subsections:

  • Overview
    • An overview of 3D scanning and Photogrammetry in particular
  • Workflow
    • A step by step walk-through of the scanning process
  • Recommended Equipment
    • A set of suggestions for the required equipment
  • Photography Guidelines
    • Guidance on the photography aspects and best practices
  • Recommended Software
    • A listing and comparison of the currently available software packages and applications for Photogrammetry 3D scanning