Dear DAVID Community,

In 2016, DAVID and this forum have been integrated into HP Inc.
This forum has been read-only since then, and will be switched off by the end of 2019.

To everyone who has contributed here, we thank you for all your work and for the constructive, helpful and friendly atmosphere you have created!
Please continue to discuss on the HP Support Forums.

blue, green, red, and focusable

Questions, problems, comments and tips regarding the 3d scanning process.

blue, green, red, and focusable

Postby wthierry » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:37 am

Can someone give me some tips on lasers to use? Right now I am using a red line laser level, about 40 dollars from home depot, but I was wondering the results with the others, and also suppliers that sell them? I would prefer focusable lasers as well. The objects I scan are usually 6-10 inches high and sculptures,or figures. I am still learning the software, and see so much potential in it. I am really excited about this stuff.

Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:31 pm

Re: blue, green, red, and focusable

Postby WalterMo » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:04 am

Hi Wes,
A focusable line laser will improve the scan result.
Regarding the color: I prefer green, it's better to see for a color camera than red and not so expensive as blue lasers. Its line width can thinner be focused than red ones:

Power: 5 mW is fine for objects up to 1m.

From where to get: You are probably living in the U.S., so it's very difficult to import good lasers from abroad because of very strict import rules.

But here are some U.S. DAVID resellers: ... of+America


PS. If you intend to test DAVID with cheap line lasers, so have a look on lasers.

Edit: I have just taken a look at the DAVID US resellers sites.:(
User avatar
Posts: 2363
Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:52 pm
Location: Braunschweig, Germany

Re: blue, green, red, and focusable

Postby travandcon » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:19 pm

I have another question about Lasers -

Do you have to use a line laser?

Can a laser with a grid pattern be used?

Posts: 47
Joined: Wed May 01, 2013 10:41 pm

Re: blue, green, red, and focusable

Postby MagWeb » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:19 am

Sorry, such multiple line laser projections are not supported by DAVID. You've to stay with single line lasers.
Posts: 2499
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:48 pm

Return to 3D Laser Scanning

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest