On Oct. 22nd and 23rd, 2019, the 10th 3D Body Tech Conference and Expo was held in Lugano, Switzerland. It is the world’s largest exposition on 3D body scanning and processing technologies. Exhibitors all over the world gathered here to present their latest research and products. One of them is Revopoint 3D Technologies, a U.S. tech startup dedicated to 3D imaging technologies and products.
During the expo, Revopoint exhibited its latest infrared 3D face scanner, Facense, which has four cameras to capture the whole face from different angles. Facense is intentionally designed to be compact and smart, and also lightweight to carry, with a dimension of 673x385x210(mm). A first glance at it, you may find it look like a TV frame but without a screen, as it is composed of a black frame, a base stand and a connection box. Take a closer look, you can see four small cameras installed on four sides of the frame. Each of them includes two depth cameras, an RGB camera and a projector, supported by the proprietary MEMS binocular vision technique. Structured light imaging technology is adopted to ensure high accuracy and fast speed.
Face scanning is unbelievably easy with this 3D face scanner. With embedded computing, the scanner can directly output 3D point cloud, greatly reducing the computing burden of the processing device. You can install the software on your smart phone, as long as it runs on Android/Linux/Windows system. What you need to do is just place your face at a proper position and stay still for a second and then tap the screen. The scanning takes only 1 second. Within 40 seconds, a face model is processed and displayed on screen. You can rotate it to see the facial details, and simply edit it using the software. The RGB cameras can capture images with resolution up to 8MP, and the face model accuracy reaches 0.5mm. If you want to make more sophisticated editing, like clipping, filling holes and smoothing, you can turn to the free processing software.
3D face scanning reconstructs three-dimensional face data, and the face models can be used in lots of scenarios, such as facial recognition in access control, aesthetic surgery and customized eyeglasses or wig. The scan result quality relies on the performance of the 3D face scanner. Boasting reliable and high-quality result, as well as the smart design, Facense caught great attention at the 2019 3D Body Tech Expo. Attendees were excited to try a face scan and remarked that the 3D face scanner is a desirable product, and some made detailed inquiries.