Follow steps for training, scheduling lab time, and sharing work in "How to Print Section"
WHAT CAN BE SCANNED?
Some objects will produce better scans than others. Here are some guidelines to help determine what will produce a good scan.
Things that are great to scan
Things that are difficult to scan
Things that will not scan well
USING MAKERBOT MULTISCAN™ TECHNOLOGY
If a completed scan still needs improvement, MakerWare for Digitizer can add additional scans of your object from different angles and combine the scan data using MakerBot MultiScan™ Technology. Click here for more on how to use MultiScan.
The guiding principle of object placement is that as much of the object as possible should be in the line of sight of both the camera and lasers during the scan.
Place your object entirely on the MakerBot Digitizer platform in order to avoid a part of it getting "chopped off" in the scan. Then check to see if any part of your object will obscure the camera's view of any other part of your object. If so, place the object so that as much of it as possible is at the center of the turntable, and so that the hardest part to see is as visible to both the lasers and the camera. For example, the sides of a bowl could prevent the camera from seeing the inside of the bowl, or the arm of a statue could get in the way of the camera’s view of the body of the statue.
When scanning an object without any of these kinds of overlaps, place the object so that as much of it as possible is at the center of the turntable. For example, a long, thin object might be placed upright at the center of the turntable. 3.1
If your object does have features that overlap other parts of it, place the object so that the hardest part to see is as visible as possible to both the lasers and the camera. For example, a bowl might be placed on its side with the inside facing the center of the turntable. 3.2
There are also exceptions to these rules. If parts of your object aren't scanning well, try positioning the object differently on the turntable.
Tip: If your object doesn't stay in place by itself, try resting it on a piece of modeling clay.
Finding the right location for your MakerBot Digitizer is important. Follow these guidelines to ensure the best quality scans: