Be up to speed: FARO announces SCENE 2019 and FW 6.4 update with Moving objects Filter and a lot of improvements

Discuss all FARO SCENE related software issues here.
Post Reply
User avatar
MaZschi
I have made 20-30 posts
I have made 20-30 posts
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:26 pm
Full Name: Marc Zschieschang
Company Details: FARO Europe GmbH
Company Position Title: Product Manager - Software
Country: Germany
Been thanked: 1 time

Be up to speed: FARO announces SCENE 2019 and FW 6.4 update with Moving objects Filter and a lot of improvements

Post by MaZschi »

Hello Community,

We proudly announce the latest Software Version FARO SCENE 2019.0 and Firmware Version 6.4 for FARO Focus S and M Series
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... _cleartime

Whats new?

Firmware 6.4:

- Retake Photo Functionality
The Retake Photo functionality in firmware 6.4 allows you to retake photos during the capture process. If people or traffic is moving through your scanning field of view, simply select these images on the scanner and capture them again. You don't have to restart the full scan or the full image capture process.

- Speed improved color capturing
We have leveraged some potential in the firmware to fasten up the speed of image capturing. In addition we have implemented a speed mode allowing you to improve the color capture speed even more in good light conditions

SCENE 2019:

- Improved scan processing speed
We have optimized the Software for massive task parallelization to leverage your hardware investment in the best possible way. Scan processing times are reduced by 50% average depending on the used hardware. In our tests with different hardware and project configurations, we were able to achieve time savings from 35% up to 70% for scan processing compared to SCENE 2018.0. This of course is also valid for processing used in our true on-site registration workflow.

- New moving object filter
The new moving objects filter allows you to clean up your dataset from moving objects like people, cars or machinery by a push of a button. After inital scan registration, simply start the filter and the project will be cleaned up. In conjunction with the retake photo feature in the firmware, this will reduce your time investment for manual clean up heavily and you don't have the need to capture scans twice in high traffic environments.

- Improved meshes

SCENE 2019 allows to create textured meshes to be exported in post production and design softwares. You can keep the number of triangles low for less file sizes and improved performance but keep visual quality of your dataset. In addition you will be able to manipulate meshed scenes like a clipping box with manipulators for translation and rotation. Also you are now able to import detailed, textured meshes as obj. files to view in Virtual Reality and render using our SCENE Video apps.

- Improved overview map
Created overview maps can now be manipulated using the properties button. Easily change the color of the background, color of the point cloud or visualize scan coverage for selected scans.

So I think you agree a lot of cool things included in the latest versions. Go for a trial and post you time savings in the thread using the new features:

SCENE 2019:
https://knowledge.faro.com/Software/FAR ... _for_SCENE
FW 6.4: https://knowledge.faro.com/Hardware/3D_ ... _downloads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjA6PWN ... e=youtu.be

Wish you happy scanning!
Last edited by MaZschi on Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Marc Zschieschang
Product Manager
FARO Europe GmbH & Co. KG
[email protected]

brianpgreen
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 323
Joined: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:46 pm
Full Name: Brian Green
Company Details: Green Forensics-Azure Green Consultants
Company Position Title: Owner
Country: United States
Skype Name: brian.green.forensics
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Been thanked: 1 time
Contact:

Re: Be up to speed: FARO announces SCENE 2019 and FW 6.4 update with Moving objects Filter and a lot of improvements

Post by brianpgreen »

Looks exciting. WIll any version of the retake photos function come to the X series? It doesn't appear to be available.

User avatar
Oliver Knoerzer
I have made 50-60 posts
I have made 50-60 posts
Posts: 59
Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:33 pm
Full Name: Oliver Knörzer
Company Details: FARO Scanner Production GmbH
Company Position Title: Senior 3D Software Engineer
Country: Germany
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Location: Münchingen, Germany
Been thanked: 2 times
Contact:

Re: Be up to speed: FARO announces SCENE 2019 and FW 6.4 update with Moving objects Filter and a lot of improvements

Post by Oliver Knoerzer »

The export for SCENE WebShare Cloud also comes with some significant performance improvements:

The overview map creation has already been made faster for the previous version. Now, the panorama image creation is also much faster. You can expect the following performance improvements in comparison to the same settings used previously:

Minimal improvement: “No HD, only color” --> ~33% faster than previously
Maximal improvement: “HD images + HD distance files, color + reflection values” --> ~66% faster than previously

Layout plans with a very large physical size in meters were not well supported previously. A very large number of map tiles was created for them without regard to the resolution of the image in pixels. This is now done which leads to a reduction of the export time and the generated number of map tiles by orders of magnitude:
layout-export-performance.png
(A very extreme case of a layout plan with a size of 20 km.)
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Software developer working for FARO on WebShare Cloud, SCENE 2go, and sometimes on SCENE.
My webcomics: Sandra and Woo, Gaia.

yankoch
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 437
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:14 am
Full Name: Yan Koch
Company Details: TagLabs
Company Position Title: President
Country: France
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 42 times

Re: Be up to speed: FARO announces SCENE 2019 and FW 6.4 update with Moving objects Filter and a lot of improvements

Post by yankoch »

Yep,

Faro worked faster than us on the moving objects removal :-) . Well done guys.

But we will still keep on working on cleaning scans, even if we don't include the feature in a plugin. It will be part of the software we're developing (which isn't a competitor of Scene).

User avatar
MaZschi
I have made 20-30 posts
I have made 20-30 posts
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:26 pm
Full Name: Marc Zschieschang
Company Details: FARO Europe GmbH
Company Position Title: Product Manager - Software
Country: Germany
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Be up to speed: FARO announces SCENE 2019 and FW 6.4 update with Moving objects Filter and a lot of improvements

Post by MaZschi »

brianpgreen wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:57 pm
Looks exciting. WIll any version of the retake photos function come to the X series? It doesn't appear to be available.
Unfortunately Firmware 6.4. with its features is only compatible with the Focus S and M models. The X series has a completely different operating system which not allows to simply migrate features from the S and M firmware.
Tgl_Nan wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:11 pm
Yep,

Faro worked faster than us on the moving objects removal :-) . Well done guys.

But we will still keep on working on cleaning scans, even if we don't include the feature in a plugin. It will be part of the software we're developing (which isn't a competitor of Scene).
Thank you. Yes please continue working to extend workflows for the laser scanner community. Thats exactly the purpose of the API to allow anyone to extend the default software functionality offering additional workflows.
Marc Zschieschang
Product Manager
FARO Europe GmbH & Co. KG
[email protected]

sheartab
I have made 50-60 posts
I have made 50-60 posts
Posts: 57
Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:34 pm
Full Name: Sheartab
Company Details: Arch Eng Design Firm
Company Position Title: BIM Manager
Country: US
Linkedin Profile: No
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: Be up to speed: FARO announces SCENE 2019 and FW 6.4 update with Moving objects Filter and a lot of improvements

Post by sheartab »

Holy Processor Utilization, Batman! I just imported and registered 35 scans in HDR in 15 minutes flat!
2019-01-29_10-34-51.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Mortum
I have made 40-50 posts
I have made 40-50 posts
Posts: 46
Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:48 am
Full Name: Robin van der Molen
Company Details: ----
Company Position Title: 3D Scanmonkey
Country: Netherlands

Re: Be up to speed: FARO announces SCENE 2019 and FW 6.4 update with Moving objects Filter and a lot of improvements

Post by Mortum »

sheartab wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:35 pm
Holy Processor Utilization, Batman! I just imported and registered 35 scans in HDR in 15 minutes flat!

2019-01-29_10-34-51.jpg
Thanks for sharing! this makes an update quite interesting! :D
Sincerely, Robin van der Molen

Gear and Software:
Ye olde: Faro Photon 120
Ye olde: Faro Scene: 4.8
Geomagic Design X
Autodesk Recap

JackM
I have made <0 posts
I have made <0 posts
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:07 am
Full Name: Jack
Company Details: SpectisGB
Company Position Title: Technical Manager
Country: United Kingdom
Linkedin Profile: No
Has thanked: 1 time
Contact:

Re: Be up to speed: FARO announces SCENE 2019 and FW 6.4 update with Moving objects Filter and a lot of improvements

Post by JackM »

Updated to the latest version yesterday and gave it a spin, importing/pre-processing is much faster but the moving object removal seems to take quite a while with hundreds of scans, it may actually be quicker to do manually currently but it's convenient.
I'm still having to manually remove glass reflections (doing this before i run the moving object removal).

Overall, great update!

RealVisuals
I have made 10-20 posts
I have made 10-20 posts
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:48 pm
Full Name: Vincent
Company Details: 3D scanning
Company Position Title: CEO
Country: Belgium
Linkedin Profile: Yes

Re: Be up to speed: FARO announces SCENE 2019 and FW 6.4 update with Moving objects Filter and a lot of improvements

Post by RealVisuals »

Indeed, the speed in preocessing is really FAST on our 22 Intel Core... 30 BW scans, mixed res 1/5 and 1/2 processed in 25 min! Good job FARO

User avatar
Jfout
I have made 50-60 posts
I have made 50-60 posts
Posts: 55
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:11 pm
Full Name: John Fout
Company Details: Russell Construction
Company Position Title: Russell Construction
Country: United States
Linkedin Profile: Yes

Re: Be up to speed: FARO announces SCENE 2019 and FW 6.4 update with Moving objects Filter and a lot of improvements

Post by Jfout »

Any danger in upgrading in the middle of a couple of projects?
John Fout
VDC Manager
Russell

modeling/animation/scanning/drones. the four pillars of life. :ugeek:

Post Reply

Return to “FARO SCENE”