Thor3D Suite is a combination of two software programs: one that is “embedded” (preinstalled on your Thor3D and Drake 3D scanners) and one that is meant for your desktop or laptop computer.
A simple, yet powerful program inside your scanner
Since both the Thor3D scanner and the Drake 3D scanner are wireless, an embedded software program is pre-installed on the internal computer of the scanners. This software launches when you start your scanner and facilitates the acquisition of 3D data. Using the build-in touch screen, control the scanner with the help of this straightforward program. The interface is simple to use and understand. It has several buttons (such as “Start”, “Stop”, “Power Off”) and a few settings for the adventurous users (such as “Sensitivity” parameters to help when scanning in bright lighting conditions).
The embedded software program allows the user to perform several important functions:
Start preview mode, start scanning, stop scanning, power off the device
Delete unnecessary data from the scanner’s hard-drive
Choose scanning mode (are you scanning with or without markers?)
Transfer data to a USB flash drive or to a computer nearby via WIFI
Choose sensitivity level (important when scanning shiny objects or scanning outside on a bright day)
Choose texture brightness and level of filter to reduce noise
This software will also show you the battery indicator, the number of markers the camera sees in real time, and a distance gauge to help you find the perfect distance to your object during scanning.
POWERFUL, YET EASY-TO-USE DESKTOP SOFTWARE
Once scanning is done, transfer the data via WIFI or USB flash drive to your computer to finalize the model and export it. At Thor3D, we developed this software keeping in mind both experienced and novice users and that is why there are two modes in the program: Simple and Advanced.
The Simple mode has exactly four buttons (Open, Start, Save, and Settings). Use this mode if you plan to scan the same type of objects all the time (let’s say you only scan humans on a turntable for 3D printing). Configure the settings once and press “Start” each time you import a model from the Thor3D scanner or Drake. All post-processing is done automatically and you will see the data on the screen turn from raw data to a finalized, simplified, water-tight, colored 3D model ready for printing (no noise, no floor, no holes, with a base under the feet)!