ARE THERE ANY OBJECTS THAT ARE NOT SUITABLE TO SCAN WITH SOL?

Objects beyond the scan range of the scanner, either too small or too big.

Black, transparent or shiny object should be sprayed powder before scanning.

Objects with dark parts usually have a poor reflection for the laser beam. Consequently the object structure in dark areas can be lost. Brightly colored objects should not be an issue for the scanner.

Best objects to scan are:

  • Matte, not shiny
  • Opaque, not translucent/transparent
  • Asymmetrical, with abundant scan alignment features
  • Light in color, not black or dark

If your object is too small or too large... Go ahead and give it a try anyway and let us know how it goes! Small objects will scan with limited resolution and the camera needs to be moved in for better accuracy.

If your object is shiny/reflective or not fully opaque...
If coloring the object is not an option, you may be able to rescue the scan by coating your object with a fine layer of talcum/baby powder. Reflective surfaces will distort the output and the camera won’t pick up any translucency.

If your object is mostly symmetrical...
Symmetrical objects are difficult to scan because in knitting the scans together, there are no obvious features to align.

If your object is black or dark colored...
Dark objects can still be scanned, but will not be as differentiated from the black tent provided.