Good morning, Callie and Terrie. I agree with your settings suggestions, Terrie.
Also, the supplied powder with the NextEngine is (or at least with mine, was) pretty basic and inadequate. I ran experiments with titanium dioxide, bentonite power, foot powder spray, and chemical whiting. My sample included 2 obsidian flakes. The easiest was the foot spray. As far as a reference object, i recommend something with plane geometry, a matte surface and a coloration near to your objects. Something along the line of a die (dice), a Lego brick, or a small 3D print sample. Meshlab software is helpful, as is CloudCompare. You should check them out. Best, Mary-Margaret On Sat, Nov 11, 2017, 9:10 AM terrielsimmons <terrielsimm...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Callie, > > Are you using the old NextEngine or the Ultra? Since you are scanning at a > small distance, make sure your scan setting is set to macro. Try fewer > divisions, around 8--too many divisions for small objects causes the > auto-alignment to not work. The NextEngine also has a hard time aligning > flat objects, so if the scans don't align within ScanStudio, you might have > to export them to Meshlab and align them. You can email me directly if you > want some help with Meshlab. > > Terrie Simmons-Ehrhardt > > > On Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:25:14 PM UTC-5, Callie Diduck wrote: >> >> Hello, >> >> I am working with a NextEngine Laser scanner trying to create 3D models >> of Avonlea Projectile Points for my Masters Thesis. I am having difficulty >> with the scanner not being about to stitch the individual scans together to >> create a 3D model. I think I've tried just about everything I can think of >> to make it work but I still come up short. >> >> I am wondering if the problem is that the projectile points I am working >> with are just too small for the scanner to handle? The points range from 14 >> to 23mm, and about 2-3mm thick. >> >> I have been able to scan points that are larger about 26 to 35mm in >> length, 6mm at their widest point and get a successful 3D model out of it. >> Does anyone have any suggestions? >> >> The settings I am using right now are a 360 scan, 14-16 divisions, 3.3 >> thousand points per inch, neutral for colour, and a distance from the >> scanner of about 9.5 inches. I am covering the scanner completely with a >> card board box to ensure there is no change in light. >> >> Any help or suggestions would be great. I have been trying to make this >> work for the past 2 months. >> >> Thanks, >> >> Callie Diduck >> Master's Candidate >> Department of Archaeology and Anthropology >> University of Saskatchwan >> >> -- > MORPHMET may be accessed via its webpage at http://www.morphometrics.org > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "MORPHMET" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to morphmet+unsubscr...@morphometrics.org. > -- MORPHMET may be accessed via its webpage at http://www.morphometrics.org --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "MORPHMET" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to morphmet+unsubscr...@morphometrics.org.