3D Scanning for Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

How can 3D Scanning impact VR and AR production environments?
Let’s start with the definitions:

VR HeadsetVirtual Reality is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a headset with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors.
3D Scan Data is a fast and accurate way to digitize a real-world object for use in Computer-aided design (CAD) and now AR and VR. Use an object as it currently exists or use the scan data as the starting point for your intended needs. 
 
Augmented Reality a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view. 
We can 3D Scan your objects for use in augmented reality interactions, 360-degree product views or tours, and product visualization in real-world settings. 
 
What file formats are used for AR and VR?
We have seen .obj & .wrl for texture-mapped models and .stl are common for un-textured models. We are able to export many different file formats so finding the right file format for your scan data won’t be a problem.
 
Are professionals using Artec 3D Scanners for AR & VR?
Yes – As the demand increases for high-quality 3D content-rich environments, we see clients using Artec 3D Scanners to capture assets for VR projects. For objects large and small an Artec 3D Scanner will be a great tool for many of your VR projects. With great resolution and great texture mapping capabilities the Artec Eva, Artec Space Spider, and the Artec Leo are going to be the go-to tools for VR and AR production studios.

Use the Artec 3D Models below to test your VR headset:
use this button in the bottom right of the 3D viewer window:
 
Contact 3D Printing Colorado for quotes on 3D Scanning projects and 3D Scanners: 303-466-0900 | mfilkins@3dprintingcolorado.com
 
 
Contact 3D Printing Colorado for quotes on 3D Scanning projects and 3D Scanners: 303-466-0900 | mfilkins@3dprintingcolorado.com