When is it important to get color scans?

3d scan of shoes in color

Most applications don’t require color scans because people normally uses a 3D Scanners to acquire measurements off an object. 3D scanners are capable of capturing high quality color and texture information of an object if color scans are required to capture true likeness of the object. The scanner would require color cameras to take scans in color.

Applications where color scans are useful:

  • Visual Effects and Gaming for 3D Modeling
  • 3D inspection where inspecting a manufactured product for color correctness is important
  • 3D printing an object in color
  • Documenting and archiving physical objects into digital form which needs to be in color