Hello, I’m trying to replace a broken part and reverse engineering the process through pop2. I’m a noob at this, so bare with me on my never ending questions. The ultimate goal is to have it 3d printed. I have given up on the idea of getting one complete scan on the pop2. It’s just not possible for me right now at this stage, the program loses track too easily, and it’s definitely not as user intuitive as the company proclaims in their videos. I will be asking tones of questions each broken up in section and hopefully this could be helpful to people who have or want to buy a pop2.
Image #1 of what I want scanned (hardware object).
Image #2 Revo Scan (scans itself using POP2).
(trouble using the more tab again, will upload shortly.)
Image #3 Revo Studio (scan and aligned using revostudio).
I’ve merged two scans and didn’t fill holes.
Questions about REVO SCAN scanning workflow:
1.) What is the best workflow procedure that people do when piecing several scans together? Would you scan all sides i.e. top, bottom side A, side B, front and back then aligned in revo-studio? This is alot of scans, I found that one I tried aligning more than 2 scans the alignment would distort even in the markers were placed at the right points.
2.) Should you always hit “fuse points together” after each scan? Unclear in the procedure and the purpose
3.) What’s up with the batch processing? Must you always bacth process before moving to the RevoStudio app? I tried exporting the files, and it seems like you must batch process no matter what, as you can’t open the files in any other program? I’m not understanding the logic behind this step and wonder why we have to do this after we finish a scan.
4.) Does anyone have problems with the ‘more’ tab in the model list section on the home page in RevoScan? Mine glitches all the time, and I have sent 2 bug requests to Revopoint and haven’t heard back (I am suing the latest software). What is frustrating is that I can’t even delete/rename a file, especially if the files aren’t batch processed first, I’m not sure what s going on.
5.) Are people having trouble exiting the program after a scan? I posted this before about once being at 100%, and then it takes several minutes to activate the page again. I usually have to exit the program completely to get back to the home page. It’s bizarre and inefficient process. Again, wondering if other people are experiencing the same thing.
Questions about RevoStudio (post-processing) workflow:
1.) Would you first “clean” (cleaning to me=smooth/isolate and simplify) each scan individually in RevoStudio, AND then you would align together the scans? Or do you merge/align each scan (.ply files) align them without “cleaning” them, AND then you would do this after the alignment. This workflow procedure is unclear, and we all know there is no adequate (in-depth) user manual created by RevoPoint for both the hardware and software programs.
2.) Do you clean/smooth/isolate and simply everything first in points tab section, then mesh them together? I’m confused with the logical step breakdown of what to do with each scan.
3.) Filling holes. I’ve tried filling holes on this scan and nothing really seems adequate, any suggestions on filling holes?
4.) Any suggestions on the scans? I’m planning on “cleaning up” the scans as much possible before moving them to meshlab/ cloudcompare and then another CAD modelling program (rhino 7).
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Edit: I accidentally posted before finishing