Fuel3D Studio 2.1 new cloud processed scan
This latest software release includes new ‘Cat Bird’ algorithm to advance Z-axis precision and integrated cloud services for processing 3D scan data developed in collaboration with key enterprise partner/customers.
Fuel3D’s Cat Bird algorithm improves Z-axis precision on scans, which means that scans are processed with improved depth accuracy. The slightly odd ‘Cat Bird’ name actually comes from an interaction between Fuel3D’s CIO and a member of the development team whereby the mishearing of ‘behemoth' into 'bear moth’ and spurred a tradition of Fuel3D’s algorithm-naming regime.
The feature has already been well received by beta testers who have been testing the new cloud services and Z-axis. Crucially, improved Z-axis cloud processing can be applied to previous scan files without the need to re-scan the subject – users simply open any file previously captured by SCANIFY and re-process via the new cloud option in Fuel3D Studio.
The introduction of cloud processing (currently running in beta) helps to remove the burden of 3D scan processing from the user’s PC or tablet by executing the new algorithm on Fuel3D’s servers. Access to the free cloud services is provided via a menu function in Fuel3D Studio.
In addition to freeing up local processing resources, this new move into cloud processing also allows Fuel3D to distribute new software quickly, like Fuel3D Studio 2.1 which deploys the new Cat Bird algorithm.
“We are very excited by these new software and service developments, which not only provide immediate benefits to SCANIFY users, but are also hugely relevant to Fuel3D’s enterprise business,” Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D, explained. “The benefits of cloud processing are key to the development of 3D scanning solutions, by allowing us to create new 3D algorithms and rapidly deploy enhancements via the cloud.”