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Thanks for downloading and testing out Trnio. What follows is a collection of tips and videos meant to guide you through scanning, viewing, and downloading your hi-resolution 3D scans.
- Lighting is very important. The best scans occur outside in sunlight or on cloudy days.
- Scan objects with a lot of detail. Our gallery has good examples of the type of objects to scan. Both items scanned here worked because of the detail.
- We have issues with glass, shiny metallic objects and flat plastics.
- Your background matters when scanning. Avoid TV's, bright computer monitors, and large windows.
- Ensure your object does not move. People and animals are easier to scan when they're asleep!
Trnio provides two types of scanning. Both are accessible through the center camera button. The first, object mode, guides a user around an object assuming the user moves in a circular pattern around the object.
The second, scene mode, allows for free formed scanning. It is great for outdoors, and larger items.
In this video, we scan an Aztec miniature statue using our object mode. In general, object mode is great for smaller objects.
TIP: Always place objects high and with a lot of accessibility. If you do not raise the object, it may be awkward or impossible to take photos that reveal details about the bottom.
Queue and trimming a model
A preview is ready 30 to 60 seconds after a scan is completed. This video demonstrates viewing the preview, and trimming. If trimming is done on the preview, it is automatically applied to the published model.
Publishing a model
This video demonstrates publishing a model once the preview is complete. Publishing produces a hi-resolution model and takes between 15 to 20 minutes.
Viewing your published model
This video quickly demonstrates the differences between the preview and detailed scan. It also explains the Auto Download feature, which is used to automatically download detailed models.
Object Model Output
Below is the detailed model from the above set of videos. Make sure to view in full-screen mode by pressing the double arrows.
In this video, we scan a snowboard using our scene mode.
TIP: To assist with scene mode, place newspapers or magazines near the object if possible.
Scene Model Output
Below is the unmodified detailed model from the scene mode video. Again, make sure to view in full-screen mode by pressing the double arrows.
Downloading a model
All the models on Trnio are available for download. To download, simply press the three dot button on the top right of a model view (see below), then press Download. An email prompt appears with a link to a model. You can use Meshlab, Blender, or an equivalent program to open the zip file.
We hope you have fun with Trnio and hope this tutorial helps. We welcome all questions and comments: