Make your point…Make it COLOUR

 

Automatic HDR image overlay software.

ColourCloud redefines your workflow for colourising scan data.
Fast, precise, captures amazing HDR and works with all scanners that support E57 and LAS. Including Leica, Trimble and Faro.

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ColourCloud pioneers a technique which allows for an iSTAR capture to be used as an extremely accurate and HDR full colour overlay for a laser scan.

 

No specialist knowledge is required – the process is fully automated: simply drag and drop the laser scan and the iSTAR capture into the software and ColourCloud does the work for you. Compatible only with iSTAR.

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Key features

  • Works with scans from all models of laser scanners supporting the E57 format, including Leica, Trimble and Faro
  • HDR (High dynamic range)
  • Precision imaging – extreme accuracy
  • Fast capture and process speeds
  • Improved workflow – quick and easy to use
  • Can export images for iSTARshare and Faro WebShare

 

Scan taken with the FARO Focus 3D laser scanner and colourised with HDR panoramic images from iSTAR.

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Scanned using the FARO Focus X330 laser scanner in conjunction with the iSTAR 360 degree rapid imaging panoramic camera.

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Exceptional Time Savings.

iSTAR’s unique ability to capture a huge 27ev range of light means its perfectly suited to extreme high or low light conditions, and extreme contrasting light conditions. The internal cameras on scanners can struggle with these light conditions and low light is sometimes just not possible. Now with iSTAR and ColourCloud you can capture any scene in full colour.

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Simple, fast workflow – just drag and drop and done!

Using ColourCloud with iSTAR to colour your scans couldn’t be easier!
The 2 step process means hundreds of scans a day can be coloured.

No more – heavy camera equipment, rotator brackets, stitching, processing images, creating cube faces, manually clicking placement points, trained photographers or 3rd party hdr software.

The below video shows the step by steps of how to use ColourCloud

 

Over 167 million points coloured in minutes with FARO Focus 3D

The video demonstrates the power of ColourCloud to colourise very high resolutions scans with iSTAR images, automatically in minutes. The fly through was created in Arena4D using the simple movie export options.

 

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Samples of point cloud data colorised with ColourCloud

 

 

 

 

 

 Night Capture

iSTAR’s unique ability to capture a huge 27ev range of light means its perfectly suited to extreme high or low light conditions, and extreme contrasting light conditions.
The internal cameras on scanners can struggle with these light conditions and low light is sometimes just not possible.
Now with iSTAR and ColourCloud you can capture any scene in full colour.

  • Capture in all weathers
  • Fully automatic 360 HDR
  • Capture in almost no light
  • Capture indoors without overexposed windows

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iSTAR combined with ColourCloud Mobile (coming soon), will make possible to automatically colourise your entire point cloud instead of only having colour spheres placed onto the scan at intervals. ColourCloud Mobile will take the thousands of iSTAR images and automatically colourise them throughout each step of the journey, providing you a vivid, fully coloured point cloud which could be several kilometers in size.

  • ColourCloud Mobile – colourise your mobile scan
  • Fast, fully automatic and provides rich colour overlay
  • Colourise kilometers of data automatically

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Arena 4D

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Colour Cloud works with all scanners and software that supports E57 and LAS. The videos shown in this page were created using Arena4D which is a feature rich application, allowing easy viewing, editing and distribution of coloured point cloud data. Ask for more details.

Adaptor poles

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We provide height adaptor poles for a variety of laser scanner manufacturers and models. The poles allow for very accurate positioning between iSTAR and the laser scanner to produce the best possible results. Ask for more details.

Easy setup

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Using the appropriate adaptor pole for your laser scanner. It takes seconds to place iSTAR into the scanner position and capture. No need to worry about which direction the scan starts and stops, just capture with iSTAR and ColourCloud automatically registers the image alignment with the scan.

Accuracy

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With an average of +/– 2 pixels, ColourCloud can be trusted for an accurate overlay, confident that measurements taken from the colour data relates directly to the point cloud below.

 

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