I’ve spent some time with the Windows version of the v5.3.0 Revoscan software, and now have some suggestions to make. Overall, I’m quite pleased with how development has improved and refined the software, and really made my Mini a much more effective tool.
I encourage any discussion or input from other users about these ideas. I’ve tried to frame each suggestion so they could be implemented as incremental improvements, not features that remove other functionality.
Frame count Include the total frame count in the Raw Data Edit mode when selected. The total frame count is noted in the One-click and other “modes”, but that panel isn’t in view while in the Raw Data Edit mode.
Select frame by selecting a point or points workflow with cleaning up isn’t as simple as just choosing one of a dozen frames in some scans.
If there are 137 frames, or the geometry of the scan is complicated, the current way of viewing each frame by frame doesn’t as easily allow the user to pick out the out-of-place frames (a doubled nose, or a frame that is clearly misaligned).
An example of this:
If you could say… lasso or rectangular select an area that’s out of place, and the program can tell you that frames 3, 4, 85, 86, 87 of 137 frames have points in that out of place “selection” that was lassoed.
From the program giving the list of frames that have datapoints in the selection, the user can then check that smaller subset against the rest of the model.
- A Cummulative Playback Feature when previewing frames in the Raw Data Edit mode, it defaults to showing each frame in isolation. What I am proposing here is allowing the user to toggle the play/pause and forward/back buttons to function more like the same buttons did in RevoScan 4.x
As currently implemented in 5.3.0, longer frame-count scans, over 100 frames scanned in a model, the “play” icon to review which frame is in view is not as effective.
Having the ability to toggle viewing from a starting frame, adding each in the view after a delay will also aid users trying to select the misaligned frames they want to edit out.
This feature could be enabled/disabled by a checkbox. I am fine with it not being the default, and then I have to enable it.
- Add a frame playback “delay” slider High frame count on a scan, having the individual frames skip by at the current 3-5 per second may work for some situations.
This rate of playback should be user-adjustable, instead of one-framerate-for-all.
Easily implemented with a slider with the number for the FPS playback rate.
I welcome any feedback on these suggestions. Please point out if anything is unclear, or if screenshots / edited screen shots would further explain.