Artec Studio 11
Manufacturer of professional 3D scanning and software solutions, Artec 3D has announced the latest version of its software, Artec Studio 11 with first of its kind, Autopilot feature. Optimised for use with Artec’s professional handheld 3D scanners and sensors, Studio 11 offers simplified, rapid post-processing without compromising on precision or accuracy.
Designed for both beginners and experts, the intuitive Autopilot mode guides users through a few simple questions related to the characteristics of the object being scanned and the type of 3D model that is desired. Studio 11 then deletes any unwanted data, auto aligns the scans with one click, and instinctively selects the most effective 3D algorithms for the data at hand.
Alternatively, manual mode gives complete control and access to the platform’s full range of data manipulation tools. Artec Studio 11 speeds up workflow by automatically deleting the base an object was scanned on and auto-aligning scan data with total accuracy at the click of a button. Texture can also be added 10 times faster than before and can be mapped automatically where data is missing. Models can be further manipulated in a few quick clicks with user-friendly geometry editing tools.
"It’s virtually impossible to tell the difference between a 3D model created using Artec Studio 11’s Autopilot mode and one that was created manually by an expert user,” said Artyom Yukhin, president and CEO of Artec 3D. “By making the process more intuitive, we are making the integration of 3D scanning easier among various professional industries ranging from entertainment and medicine to manufacturing, design and historical preservation. With Artec’s advanced algorithms built into the system, users can create a professional-grade 3D model in a matter of minutes.”
With Artec’s boosted real-time fusion scanning mode, users are able to move the scanner around an object and view the model as it is being built. Furthermore, this power hungry mode has been optimized for a smooth scanning experience even on tablets.
Artec Studio 11 integrates seamlessly with CAD programs such as 3D Systems Geomagic Design X and SOLIDWORKS and direct export is now possible thanks to the integration of SOLIDWORKS plugins. The new platform also adds the CAD required NVIDIA Quadro to its list of compatible video cards in order to support the seamless scan to CAD workflow.
Studio 11’s interface has been adapted for tablet use and is compatible with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Furthermore, for the first time ever, Mac users can now directly capture 3D data by using Artec’s new ScanApp in combination with an Artec Eva scanner. The scans can then be exported to a Windows device for further processing. The beta version of Artec ScanApp is available for free download until the end of September 2016. New users can receive a 30-day free trial of Studio 11 here.