I have only recently began my 3D scanning adventure but these are some of pieces of software I have experimented with.
Even before I received my POP 2 I was quite a avid fusion 360 user. Fusion does have a mesh workspace.
And because I have use fusion 360 before I also Have used autodesk meshmixer.
Since being on this forum I have been learned about
Cloud compare which work well for stitching together larger scan
Blender which I’ve Downloaded but not used much.
for Remeshing and lo polygon experiments I been using instant mesh
I have try colouring objects in window 3D paint
windows also has a program call 3D builder
Here is also a list of software I could try and/or want to try.
Autodesk 3dS Max
This one I seem like a less expensive offering from autodesk Mudbox
There is a lot of software that deals with 3D objects.
- RevoStudio for point-cloud merging and meshing (Mac)
- MeshMixer for basic smoothing and clean-up tasks (Mac)
- Blender for sculpting, retopology, or major tweaks (Windows)
- Fusion 360 for CAD or combining meshes with CAD solids (Mac + Windows)
Zbrush is my primary software for modeling and design, since I am organic 3D modeler and designer , using it for 24 years, and basically don’t need anything else for my professional modeling job .
for final POP2 scans processing I use
- Pixologic Zbrush - remeshing, editing, UVs, Textures
- Adobe software : Substance Painter , Photoshop - Texturing, Materials
- Cloud Compare - merging, alignment, cleaning
- Revo Studio - merging , alignment , cleaning ( simple scans )
Simple is beautiful !
CAD Software: TurboCAD Platinum
It is an ACIS Solid Modeler, but also reads and writes STL and OBJ. While it does have Architectural, Surface and Mesh capabilities, I use the Mechanical features most often. Oddly, it’s Materials definitions are in PLY, but that is not supported for general file import or export.
TurboCAD Deluxe and Professional are Surface modelers that also handle STL and OBJ files for far less money.
Geomagic Wrap for post processing and surfacing.
Fusion 360 or Solidworks for CAD.