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The Idaho Virtualization Laboratory relies on the following cutting edge hardware and software to produce images of outstanding technical and aesthetic quality.  Hire us for your project today. 



The IQ-station, which stands for Inexpensive Interactive Immersive Interface, is a virtual reality tool by which researchers can interact with complex datasets in three dimensions. The IVL’s version uses a 73-inch, 3D television combined with two computers, monitors, and six tracking cameras to enable three dimensional effects.

FARO Edge and Laser Line Probe Scanners

2-FARO-Edge-and-Laser-Line-Probe-ScannersThe FARO Laser Line Probe adds unparalleled non-contact measurement capabilities to your FARO Edge. Taking advantage of the Edge’s multi-function, quick-change handle port, the Laser Line Probe integrates seamlessly and instantly becomes part of the arm. Using advanced CMOS technology, the laser line probe offers a default scan rate of 60 frames per second producing over 45,000 points of three-dimensional data per second.


FARO Focus

The Faro Focus3D is a high-speed 3D laser scanner for detailed measurement and documentation. The Focus3D uses laser technology to produce incredibly detailed three-dimensional images of complex environments and geometries in only a few minutes. The Focus3D creates a precise, virtual copy of reality in millimeter-accuracy at a blazing speed of up to 976,000 measurement points per second.


Creaform Go!SCAN 50

Go!SCAN 50

with its larger field of view, the Go!SCAN 50 model is ideal for scanning medium to large objects quickly and effortlessly. 


Minolta VIVID 9i Scanner

Minolta-VIVID-9i-ScannerThe VIVID 9i uses a new hardware design and an improved measurement algorithm to provide 4 times the measurement accuracy of previous Minolta models (to 50µm), enabling 3D measurement of automobile parts and other objects formed by casting, pressing, molding, etc. The VIVID 9i can be used for reverse engineering to reflect the shape and dimension data of mock-ups or prototypes in design drawings, or checking part shape, checking molds, inspecting quality, etc. in prototype-production or mass-production processes.



nextengineNextEngine Desktop 3D Scanner

The NextEngine Desktop 3D Scanner is a compact peripheral, about the size of a cereal box, and connects directly to any PC via USB 2.0. The system includes an AutoPositioner(tm) to capture multiple surfaces of objects, as well as a PartGripper(tm) to secure objects during scanning.


Cyberware-Desktop-3D-Scanner-Cyberware Desktop 3D Scanner Bundle

The Desktop 3D Scanner Bundle is a self-contained scanning package. This bundle includes a high-resolution digitizing head and a compact motion platform (Model 15). Also included in this bundle are CyDir, Decimate, and scanning software.


Imersion-MicroScribe-MX-digitizing-armImersion MicroScribe MX digitizing arm

MicroScribe MX systems offer metrology level accuracy, an easy-to-use articulated arm design, and seamless integration with the most popular reverse engineering and metrology software packages.


canon_eos_7d_side_viewCannon EOS 5D Mark II

The EOS 7D features a Canon-designed 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor that captures such a high level of resolution it’s easy to crop images for enlargement without concern of losing detail. Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors ensure that images are captured, processed and saved with remarkable speed. The EOS 7D’s ability to capture and process data of images shot at 18.0 Megapixels at 8.0 fps, as well as Face Detection Live Mode, Full HD video recording, Auto Lighting Optimizer and Lens Peripheral optimization are all possible thanks to the Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors.

Ortery-Light-BoxOrtery Light Box

Designed with mobility in mind, this 24″ x 24″ x 28″ controlled lighting environment can be used with any digital camera to take a professional quality photo while dramatically reducing photo setup and image editing time. The light box offers consistent daylight-balanced results time-after-time and is ideal for use with digital SLR cameras.



Fujitsu-fi-6240Z-Sheet-Fed-ScannerFujitsu fi-6240Z Sheet-Fed Scanner

This flatbed scanner is utilized whenever the lab needs to scan any 2d items like photographs, documents or anything else that may be required by the project. Blazing fast 60ppm / 120ipm scanning in color, grayscale, and monochrome, Full color 300 dpi scanning at 40ppm / 80ipm, Ultrasonic driven Intelligent MultiFeed Function (iMFF), Flatbed Scanning, Robust 50-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), Plastic and embossed card scanning, Scanner Central Admin Suite.


Dell-T75005 Graphics Workstations

Dual quad core I5 processors, 36 gig of ram, 1 TB hard disk, NVIDIA Quadro 4000 graphics card with 1 gig ram, and Dual 24” wide screen monitors.



File-Storage-Server-QNAP_TS-869_ProFile Storage / Server

The QNAP TS-869 Pro is a 8-bay, all-in-one NAS server with exceptional performance that meets the storage requirements of modern SMB IT environments. Features include, secure cross-platform file sharing for Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX users, an iSCSI/ IP-SAN storage combo solution and a number of versatile, value-added business applications.


Computer Software:


SCENE 3D laser scanner software is specifically designed for the FARO Focus3D. SCENE processes and manages scanned data easily and efficiently by using automatic object recognition as well as scan registration and positioning. SCENE can also generate high-quality colorized scans very quickly, while providing the tools for automated target-less scan positioning.

VXelements : Creaform’s 3D software platform

The Go!SCAN 3D scanners come with VXelements, a fully integrated 3D software platform that powers our entire fleet of 3D scanning and measurement technologies. It gathers all the essential elements and tools into a user-friendly, simplified and sleek working environment. Its real-time visualization provides a simple, enjoyable scanning experience.

Autodesk Recap Pro

Recap Pro point cloud software delivers a powerful reality capture workflow for 3D laser scanning. Cut project time by more than 50% without compromising data accuracy. Publish laser scans to the cloud for sharing and collaboration. With ReCap Pro, easily process point clouds in the field with targetless registration and open scanner support.

Innovmetric Polyworks

PolyWorks is a comprehensive software package that quickly generates high-precision polygonal models and NURBS surfaces from 3D digitizer and image data. PolyWorks also offers a unique reverse-engineering module that produces class A polygonal models and rapid NURBS surfaces that are the most usable in CAD/CAM/CFD/FEA software suites

Geomagic Studio

Geomagic Studio is a digital shape sampling & processing (DSSP) software application for the creation of accurate digital models from any physical part. Geomagic Studio accepts data from any 3D scanner in the form of a point cloud, and can process this data into polygons and NURBS surfaces suitable for export and use in downstream applications for design, manufacturing, analysis, and visualization. Geomagic Studio uses intelligent memory mapping and disk caching with available hard drive swap space to handle very large data sets. Multiple scans totaling over 100 million points can be registered and merged. After creating the merged model, polygon decimation can be used to reduce the triangle count while retaining accuracy. Geomagic Studio provides a comprehensive set of tools for digital shape processing. With automation and simplicity without compromise, we can bypass tedious, labor-intensive tasks and increase throughput.


ZBrush is a digital sculpting tool that combines 3D/2.5D modeling, texturing and painting. It uses a proprietary “pixol” technology which stores lighting, color, material, and depth information for all objects on the screen. The main difference between ZBrush and more traditional modeling packages is that it is more akin to sculpting.

Cyberware CyDir Digitizing Environment

CyDir is a graphical interface for scanning objects, assembling and editing multiple scans, and merging multiple polygonal files into a single model. The CyDir environment contains several software packages including; CyDir, Guee, CyEdit, CyPaste, CyPie, CyEat, Mtool, and file format translation utilities.


Software to scan, Align, Polish and Blend 3D models for the NextEngine Scanner that utilizes a high performance OpenGL 3D Viewer.

Polygon Editing Tool

Scan and 3D data editing software for VIVID/VI series Non-contact 3D Digitizers, that performs scanning, registration, merging, converting into general 3D formats of scan data, etc.

Maerialise Mimics

This software is utilized to manipulate CT scans or STL files and create full 3d models from them.


Blender is the free open source 3D content creation and animation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.


MeshLab is an open source, portable, and extensible system for the processing and editing of unstructured 3D triangular meshes. The system is aimed to help the processing of the typical not-so-small unstructured models arising in 3D scanning, providing a set of tools for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting, rendering and converting this kind of meshes.

Adobe Web Premium

Includes Dreamweaver, Flash Catalyst, Flash Professional, Flash Builder Premium Edition, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat X, Fireworks, Contributor, Bridge, Device Central, and Media Encoder.

DAZ Studio

DAZ Studio is a feature rich 3D figure customization, posing, and animation tool that enables anyone to create stunning digital illustrations and animations.