3D scanning is the process of analyzing a real-world object to collect data on its shape and its appearance. The collected data can then be used to construct digital 3D models.
A structured-light 3D scanner is a 3D scanning device for measuring the three-dimensional shape of an object using projected light patterns and a camera system.
Structured light scanning technology creates precise 360° 3D models of even the most complex items.
Projecting a narrow band of light onto a three-dimensionally shaped surface produces a line of illumination that appears distorted from other perspectives than that of the projector, and can be used for geometric reconstruction of the surface shape.