A rise in additive manufacturing has also caused 3D scanning technology to quickly evolve. While there are now many desktop-sized devices that make the most of smartphones and computers, there are few 3D scanners that are fit to scan extremely large objects. Thor3D is out to change this with a new handheld 3D scanner kit.
The brand's own next-generation scanner is wireless and capable of scanning everything from the human body to cars and boats.
In order to get the most accurate digitization from the scanner, Thor3D uses geometry tracking with black and white markers. This means that the software is able to locate the points of these markers and "see" where they move in real-time as a person holding the scanner moves around to create a full set of 3D data.