Typical scanning applications of macro and microscopic objects are 3D documentation of museum exhibits, entomology, botany, zoology, education, criminalistics, quality control of engineering components, and advertising.
Macro Close-Range photogrammetry
It is a modification of Close-Range photogrammetry. We use it when we need to achieve greater depth of field (DOF). This method is most commonly used for objects scanning with dimensions in millimeters and centimeters.
We have developed a special photobench for scanning macro and microscopic objects. This system allows to remove strong reflections and take pictures automatically. The system consists of step motor and macro rail that feeds the camera in the direction of axis sensor, rotation table, diffuse tent, camera, flash and controlling computer.
Object panorama is a simpler form of visualization of object than 3D model, as it provides 2D images. The downside is that we cannot make accurate measurements using the data, neither achieve unlimited model rotation. The advantages include speed and ease of capturing images, and receiving images in high resolution that can allow to zoom in on particular detail. Object panorama sample.
Cutting edge technology
We use cutting edge technology of Close-Range photogrammetry, and panoramic imagery. We use cutting edge APS-C and Full-frame sensors from 16 to 50 Mpix and Canon and Olympus high-light lenses to collect data. The advantage of these technologies is that they represent contactless scanning methods. We use automated data collection process using our special photobench.