In most cases, SOL scans objects well without modification. However, for those cases where the object is too black, too shiny, too transparent or otherwise difficult to capture, applying a safe, removable spray may help. Here are some suggested scanning sprays.
Warning: Scan Dimension offers no warranty as to the safety of your object if you use any of the materials listed here or that you find elsewhere to improve scanning of an object. Before applying any of the sprays listed, always observe the safety precautions and review each product's label prior to usage. Scan Dimension neither directly supports nor otherwise has an affiliation with any of the products listed below.
Gold Bond - while this is not a scanning spray per se, but rather a foot/body spray, it works surprisingly well. It is very easy to apply and creates an even antiglare layer on the object.
This spray is designed to evaporate from an object within several hours of application. Apply with care to avoid an uneven effect on the surface.
This spray is the most frequently used spray of all. A large number of customers report using this specific spray. However, it does require manual removal after 3D scanning (with a microfibre cloth and dusting brush.
It leaves the texture and the color of the object unchanged from the original, while effectively removing the sheen and shininess. It works by adding an almost transparent, anti-reflective layer to the surface of the object. Kenro Kenair Anti-Reflect is also similar to this spray.
Spray based powders:
Matte primer paints:
Unusual but helpful and easy-to-find alternatives:
For an example of how we used one of these solutions. See our KB article here.