Direct Dimensions, Inc. has designed and developed the ShapeShot PASS: Part Automated Scanning System for high-capacity automated 3D scanning and mesh modeling.

The ShapeShot PASS allows continuous 3D digitization of small objects, parts, artifacts, and collections. The semi-portable scanner system consists of a tower structure with (16) high-resolution DSLR cameras, integrated lights, and a custom worktable with a custom turntable.

Objects placed on the turntable are automatically photographed 196 times from different angles over a span of less than 2 minutes. These 2D images are then automatically converted into a dimensionally accurate textured 3D mesh model using a process known as photogrammetry.

The 3D digital models and object metadata can be uploaded to a database for cataloguing, visualization, analysis, and identification.

Available now from Direct Dimensions