I’m just getting started, but I’ve already discovered a few good tips.
- Lighting. You want good, even lighting. I think I’m going to try to build a lightbox (softbox) with lights on the top and sides after discussing my setup with photographers. If anyone has done this, I’d love to see it.
- Reflection. If your camera or lasers are pointed at anything even a little bit reflective, the scans go wonky. In my first tests, I had the Ciclop on my desk at work, pointing past me to the windowed office 8 ft behind me. The reflection from the window picked up on the scan and I could actually see the distorted reflection of my object surrounding the close up scan.
- Backdrop. It seems like the horus scanner is set to ignore black. I setup a backdrop with a black felt blanket and my scans got a LOT better.
What have you found?