First we disassemble the object into smaller sections and paint it matte white or grey. This eliminates interference from reflective surfaces and dark colors to assure the highest quality scan possible.
The Steinbichler software imports all of the individual scans from every angle, and by using common forms on each scan it arranges the pieces into one continuous form.
For scanning, we use the Steinbichler Comet 5 Eco 4M. The Comet 5 is a 3D scanner that is so accurate to fine details that is used in the aerospace industry.
The 3D object is placed on an automated turntable where the scanner takes in several scans to cover every angle, and imports it into the Steinbichler software.
After the scans are placed aligned and merged, if there are any small holes in the form we can clean it up by filling holes. Then, we open the file in either ZBrush or Freeform to fix any imperfections that may exist and re-assemble the pieces into a usable file to either give to the client, or to change the file as the client directs.