This motorcycle was scanned with both Eva and Space Spider. Eva allowed for fast and easy acquisition of the overall shape, while Space Spider was used to scan the intricate geometry of the wheels and the sides.

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When it came to scanning this motorcycle, there were two things to keep in mind: its overall shape, and its wide array of finer details, including the intricate geometry of its wheels and sides. For the best results, we used both Artec Eva and Space Spider.

First up was Eva. We sprayed the vehicle with an anti-gloss spray to scan its reflective surface, which enabled a fast and easy scan of the bike’s overall shape. The seat and gas tank had no features, which can make scanning difficult, so we pasted several pieces of masking tape on these otherwise smooth surfaces for an easy scan that took just 15 minutes.

For the rest of the bike, no extra features were needed. As you can see, the vehicle with all its various mechanical parts is packed full of rich geometry. While these complex shapes are great for scanning, they also took a lot of time вАФ an hour and a half, to be precise. A definite highlight in this process was the bike chain: with its thin, repetitive shape, we assumed it would be a bigger challenge than it was. Ultimately, Space Spider’s scanning depth of 300 to 400 millimeters was enough to capture the background behind it.

The entire process including Eva, Space Spider, and processing: 5 hours 45 minutes.

3D printing settings

Layer Resolution: 0.2 mm for a balance of quality and speed.

Extruder Temperature: 200°C for PLA, 230°C for ABS. (Adjust for material.)

Print Speed: 50-60 mm/sec for optimal surface quality.

Supports: Use for complex parts, set density at 15-20%.

Bed Adhesion: Use glue or tape to prevent warping.

Infill: 20% for regular models, 100% for extra strength if needed.