This video provides an overview on how to use Scaniverse.
Here are a few tips to help you produce high-quality scans
Plan ahead to decide how you’ll move around the object or area that you want to scan. Make sure you have a clear path with as few obstructions as possible.
Avoid visiting the same area multiple times in a scan. This can lead to misalignments between the different passes. Try to work your way around an object in one direction, or move from one end of a room to the other.
Move smoothly. Avoid turning suddenly or bumping your iPhone or iPad. This will improve tracking accuracy and reduce motion blur.
Make sure your scene is well-lit. If you have to scan in a darker setting, it’s even more important to move slowly and smoothly.
When scanning small things, reduce the LiDAR range to avoid capturing objects in the background. You can set the range before or during your scan by pressing the Range button on the scanning screen.
The stripes can help you find areas that still need to be scanned. However, it’s not necessary to make every last stripe disappear. Scaniverse is able to fill small holes and other defects.
You can temporarily pause a scan by pressing the pause button that appears to the right of the record button while scanning. Press it a second time to resume scanning.
After processing your scan, use the crop tool (press Edit > Crop) to trim out unwanted areas. See the tutorial video above for an example.
Frequently Asked Questions
You'll find answers to some common questions below.
Scaniverse supports all iOS devices with a LiDAR sensor. Currently, this is the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPad Pro models from 2020 and later.
Not yet, but we’d like to release one once more Android devices support LiDAR.
You can crop your scan. After processing and saving the scan, press the Edit button, then Crop. Drag the circles at the corners of the box to set the region you want to keep. Everything else will be removed. To crop from different directions, press the Front and Side buttons at the top of the screen. Cropping is non-destructive, so you can undo the crop later if you change your mind.
Scaniverse can export meshes in the following formats: FBX, OBJ, GLB, USDZ, and STL. It can also export point clouds to: PLY and LAS. Please note that a Scaniverse Pro subscription is required to export.
Yes! Capture and process your scan. Then select Share → Export Model → PLY. You can email or AirDrop the scan to yourself, or save the scan to a shared drive. We currently support exporting to the PLY and LAS formats, and plan on adding E57 in the future. Please refer to this video for more information.
Scaniverse is free! As of August 10, 2021, all Scaniverse features are free for everyone. Learn more here.
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