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Re: Laser scanner simulation

Post by eburakanil » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:16 am

Matt Young wrote:Leica Cyclone has a simulated scanner option.

You basically set up a view of the model and then simulate a scanner position. You can scan the model from various angles and register the scans after.
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The above image is a scan I did as a sample fro one of our clients. I just created a model of their logo and scanned it with the simulator.
Really!? We will renew our license in a few weeks, I can't wait to try that.

Do I need to purchase a special module for that or is it a standard function? I never heard of that before.

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Re: Laser scanner simulation

Post by NVis » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:42 am

I think it is standard, but you'd miss it if you weren't looking

Tools -> Scanner -> Create Simulated Scanner

gives you a pop-up which looks pretty much like a normal scanner UI, where you can set some settings and run the scan. Good luck!

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Re: Laser scanner simulation

Post by Matt Young » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:35 pm

The UI for the simulator is basically the same as it was for the early 2400 and 2500 scanners.
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The results are usually very good and the speed is not an issue if you set up the simulated scanner quite close to the model and probe the distance etc.
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With a bit of practice its quite easy to use.
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Re: Laser scanner simulation

Post by stevenramsey » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:49 pm

The virtual scanner in cyclone has never been updated after the HDS2500. Even though it Is still a great teaching tool. I once had 50 students all scanning the same object in a lecture teching the principles of scanning. Back in those early days scanners wer very expensive an thin on the ground so a simulator was an essential teaching tool.
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Re: Laser scanner simulation

Post by Matt Young » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:20 pm

stevenramsey wrote:Back in those early days scanners wer very expensive
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Re: Laser scanner simulation

Post by Brad Inggs » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:51 am

My apologies to Leica, they do manufacture great equipment, but crumbs do we pay for the R&D. Try buying a scanner here in South Africa with our exchange rates. Sorry Steve just saw the gap for a moment there!

Back to the subject of the simulator. I have modeled some bridges and have used the interpolation of surfaces to fill in some shadow areas where we could not physically scan. I want to play with the data and try to mesh the entire structure to compare results and work flows. Could i use the simulator to create cloud data in these shadow areas so that I can create a cloud without any gaps?

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