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A vehicle interior

Below are several tips that will help you to quickly and efficiently 3D scan a car’s interior.

1. Increase your texture brightness

Because a vehicle interior seldom has good lighting, some of the texture features that would normally enable efficient tracking may be too dark. To avoid this problem, set a sufficiently high texture brightness and make sure the image isn’t too dark.

2. Angle

When scanning black leather, orient the scanner as close to a 90° angle as you can; doing so will allow the scanner to capture more of the surface in its field of view.

3. Seats

If you need to scan the whole car’s entire interior to produce a single 3D model, keep in mind that the seats may change shape slightly if you touch them. So, try to avoid scanning them more than once.

4. Continuous scanning

Use Continuous scanning mode when capturing the car’s floor to automatically align your raw scans with each other.
If Continuous scanning isn’t an option for your project, consider using Prefix instead: this setting in the Scan panel allows you to name your scans automatically.


5. Spray is typically unnecessary

Artec Studio 12 features smart sensitivity for Artec Eva that enables smooth 3D scanning of tricky surfaces. If you still need to apply spray to the dashboard or any of its surfaces, however, use Cyclododecaan spray — it evaporates over time, so you won’t have to do any cleanup afterward.


The following 3D models of a vehicle interior were created by Artec Gold Partner Patrick Thorn:


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