Lucida 3D Scanner

The Lucida 3D Scanner is a non-contact laser recording system that captures high-resolution surface texture data for low-relief surfaces. It records 3D data in 48 cm x 48 cm ’tiles’ by projecting a moving strip of red light onto the surface of an artwork. The distortions in the light as a result of the surface relief are captured by two video cameras positioned at 45° to the laser. The scanner is entirely non-contact and can be packed into compact cases for travel, making it easy to transport and assemble. Scanning is controlled from a laptop through a simple, intuitive user-interface that allows an operator to control the intensity of the laser light. The Lucida can capture both dark and light colors within one object, as well as glossy and reflective materials like gold.