Drake is a portable, wireless 3D scanner that can capture almost any object, large or small.
It is the first hand-held 3D scanner that has interchangeable lenses which allow the user to scan any sized object: from a coin to a yacht.
Thor3D’s Drake is a device that has three swappable sets of lenses which are often called “heads”.
Each head has a name (Mini, Midi, Maxi) and is used for scanning different types of objects.
So one scanner with all three heads will let you scan almost any object (except maybe a building or a mountain) with one device.
ONE SCANNER. ANY OBJECT
MINI“Mini” is the set one would use to scan small items with the highest accuracy and resolution. It has the smallest field and depth of view.
MIDI“Midi” is the head you would use for scanning medium-sized objects, such as parts of a human body or a car engine.
MAXI“Maxi” is meant for large objects such as cars, boats, planes, full human bodies and it has the largest field and depth of view.
This device is truly portable, as it weighs around two kilos, is hand-held and comes equipped with a built-in touch screen, a battery and an on-board computer.
This means you can take it on a plane, a train and out to a heritage site in the desert and easily digitize any object away from the office and those often-hard-to-find electrical outlets.
The battery life is approximately 1.5 hours (of non-stop scanning) and a complementary carrying bag is included in the price. So you are good to go!
SCANNING “DIFFICULT” OBJECTS
The Drake 3D scanner enables you to scan the most difficult items. Historically, certain types of objects, such as thin walls, sharp edges, human hair, and shiny surfaces were difficult to scan due to their physical properties.
Drake uses sophisticated algorithms and patented mathematical methods to overcome these difficulties and produce great results.
SCANSee results in real-time
TRANSFER DATAto PC via WIFI or USB
EASY-TO-USE, COMPLEMENTARY SOFTWARE
UNLIMITED NUMBER OF LICENSES
SOFTWARE IN YOUR LANGUAGE
ONE CLICK FOR A 3D-PRINTER FRIENDLY FILE
EXCELLENT AFTER-SALES SUPPORT
TWO MODES OF SCANNING
Apply markers to the object before scanning when accuracy is of most importance (for example, for quality control in industrial applications) or if the object you are scanning has little unique geometry (like a wall or a pipe).
Scan without markers when accuracy is not very important (for example, when scanning a large statue to create a miniature copy) or when the object has a lot of geometry (like a human being).
TRUST US, MARKERS ARE SUPER COOL
Scanning without markers sounds easier – why bother? Most industry professionals will tell you that even though markers sound like an extra layer of work (you need to affix the markers to the object before starting to scan), they help in several ways and often, even make the job of 3D capture easier for the person doing it. And here is how:
Doing the job without markers frequently causes hand-held scanners to lose their orientation during the 3D scanning process. That means you have to start over. Scanning with markers prevents that from happening, making the process very easy and fast.
Scanning without markers leaves you unsure of the quality of the gathered data. In the absence of markers, the software relies on geometry or texture information it captures to “glue” all the data together.
This information is frequently unreliable and the algorithms do not always work well. This means when the software produces a final model, although it may seem right to the naked eye, the geometrical inaccuracies could be as much as 5-10mm. Using markers eliminates that problem and ensure the most accurate results.