3D scanners that are able to create highly realistic reproductions of three-dimensional structures are well-established on the market. They are based on a bewilderingly large number of technologies, each with its own advantages, limitations and costs. Berlin-based company botspot uses photogrammetry for its scanners, with distinct points on an object being scanned and then transmitted to a three-dimensional coordinate system using triangulation. Joining these points produces an exact 3D model known as the "mesh". In this process, botspot doesn’t just scan the object’s surfaces but also its texture, enabling it to produce high-resolution 3D models with 16.7 million colors in one hundredth of a second. Yet that wasn't enough for the inventors from Berlin - the fledgling company is using HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to present a genuine world first on the 3D scanner market in the form of OptaOne.
The innovative, patent-protected OptaOne 3D scanner boasts unique zoom-tilt technology in which the scanner’s photosensors adjust automatically to the size and position of the object being scanned. Three-dimensional items of all sizes can thus be scanned by the sensors with pin-sharp precision in a range between 80 millimeters and two meters. As all 64 sensors are equipped with the zoom-tilt technology, they cover the maximum scanning area and produce high-resolution 3D scans in next to no time. This innovative and user-friendly technology makes OptaOne ideal for demanding VR and AR applications, but also for printing figures, animations, and complex object scans with extremely complex surfaces and structures.