To align multiple scans in PhoXi Control Application, it is useful to use marker patterns.
Marker patterns for different scanning distances
Different models of PhoXi 3D Scanners have different scanning distances and use different sizes of marker patterns:
- A5 for distances 160 mm - 520 mm
- A4 for distances 380 mm - 1900 mm
- A3 for distances 380 mm - 1900 mm
- A2 for distances 1680 mm - 3780 mm
|XS||S||M||L||XL - scanning distance|
|< 1900 mm||> 1900 mm|
The marker patterns are able to comfortably cover the whole scanning range of the PhoXi 3D Scanners. For cases where the size of the pattern has to be scaled, the scale of the printed pattern has to be reflected as corresponding setting in PhoXi Control.
To setup the scale of marker pattern use:
- Marker Scale X & Marker Scale Y parameter in PhoXi Control (available from PhoXi Control 1.2.9 beta)
- Use the following utility for Marker Scale setup (for PhoXi Control below 1.2.9)
Download marker patterns
To verify the scale of printed patterns, we provide patterns with coordinates of the centers of the circles:
- Marker pattern A5 with coordinates
- Marker pattern A4 with coordinates
- Marker pattern A3 with coordinates
- Marker pattern A2 with coordinates
How to set coordinate space to Marker space
- Open PhoXi Control App and connect to the scanner
- In the options pane on the left, check following options in group Coordinates:
- CoordinateSpace = MarkerSpace
- RecognizeMarkers = TRUE
- Put marker plate in the view of camera. Make sure camera sees at least four marker circles, then trigger the scan. Point cloud will be returned in coordinate system of marker plate.
Please note that the parameter Inverted Markers present in scanners with FW versions 1.1.x has to be TRUE for the marker pattern to be recognized.
How to create the model of the object
- Put the object above the marker plate and switch the coordinate space to Marker space. You can now move the scanner to different locations, it always returns the point cloud in the same coordinate system defined by marker plate.
- Make several scans from different angles to capture the object from all sides. Save each scan to PLY file.
- Open all PLY files in 3D point cloud viewer, e.g. Meshlab or Cloud Compare, crop the desired object, use some fine alignment algorithm (ICP), merge the point clouds and polygonize it to create a surface model.
- Image corrupted
- If the application does not return the scan and there is a message in the status bar "Image corrupted", make sure the angle between the scanner and marker plate is not too small and that the camera can see at least 4 marker circles.