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Vitronic Vitus 3D body scanner Product Review

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At Vitronic in Wiesbaden, we tested the 3D body scanner “Vitronic Vitus”. This body scanner was developed primarily for the clothing industry to capture people’s body measurements quickly. Besides body measurements, this 3D scanner also captures color information, and thus, established itself for creating 3D figures.
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Fun fact: Vitronic is known in Germany for the production of radar systems for traffic surveillance—
they specialize in speed cameras.

Swann Rack standing inside the Vitronic Vitus body 3D scanner
Swann Rack / Holocreators A person standing on a pedestal inside the ”Vitronic Vitus” 3D Scanner

The Vitronic Vitus is a 3D scanner that enables the fast and contactless capturing of 3D body scans.
Immediately after the 3D scanning process, a color 3D model can be exported. The Vitus is a
structured-light scanner that projects an infrared line pattern onto the person to be scanned. In
contrast to photogrammetry, structured-light scanning has the advantage of providing extremely
accurate measurements.

Vitus body 3D scanner inside the lobby of the Vitronic company
Swann Rack / Holocreators The Vitronic Vitus 3D body scanner

Differences Between Photogrammetry and Structured-light Scanning

Photogrammetry

In photogrammetry, we use about 70 cameras in a scan cabin, which trigger simultaneously. This
results in a photoset, that is subsequently calculated into a 3D model. Unfortunately, no direct
scaling of the 3D model is possible. Therefore, the person to be scanned must take a measuring stick
with him/her into the cabin to enable a subsequent scaling.

Structured-light Scanning

In structured-light scanning, a stripe pattern is projected onto the surface of the object, which is
recorded by two stereo cameras. A 3D model can be calculated from the distortion of this pattern.
The scaling is done directly during the scanning process. The Vitronic Vitus is a structured-light
scanner.

How Does the Vitronic Vitus Work?

The Vitronic Vitus consists of a scan cabin and a pedestal for the person to be scanned. In the
corners of the scan cabin, there are four sensor columns with sensor slides, on each of which are
two cameras and a projector for the structured-light.

Sensor sled with cameras inside the Vitronic Vitus body 3D scanner
Swann Rack / Holocreators Sensor columns with sensor slides in the Vitronic Vitus

The scan volume of the Vitronic Vitus is approx. 1 m in diameter and approx. 2 m in height.
Measuring with the Vitus takes between 10 and 14 seconds. For scanning, the person stands on the
pedestal in the cabin. It is important that the person remains still during the entire 3D scanning
process to ensure an exact measurement.

Color 3D scan of Swann Rack
Swann Rack / Holocreators A finished 3D scan with a colored 3D model of the person

During the 3D-scanning process, the sensor slides move from top to bottom and capture the person
in 3D. An infrared light pattern is projected onto the person, which is detected by two stereo
cameras. While the sensor slides move up again, another camera captures the color information of
the person, so that a colored 3D model can be created. The total recording time, including data
processing with the Anthroscan software from Human Solutions, is about 60 seconds.

3D scan of Swann Rack in the anthroscan software
Swann Rack / Holocreators An image of the 3D model in the Anthroscan software

The Specifications of the Vitronic Vitus

The Vitronic Vitus body scanner weighs about 250 kg (551 lbs.) and is relatively mobile. According to
the manufacturer, the weight has been reduced since the previous model, making the device easier
to transport and set up. The 3D scanner can be taken along to trade fairs or events and can be by
two people in about four hours.

Pedestal with Vitronic logo on it
Swann Rack / Holocreators Platform in the scan cabin of the Vitus Vitronic

The total diameter of the 3D scanner is about 2.20 m (7’ 2”), and it’s about 2.90 m (9’ 6”) tall.
According to the manufacturer, however, a ceiling height of at least 3.10 m (10’ 2”) is required for
the assembly. The Vitronic Vitus also has its own lighting system in the scan cabin, which makes its
use independent of external lighting conditions. The list price of the Vitronic Vitus is currently
approx. 60,000 euros (70,860 USD).

Conclusion

The Vitronic Vitus is a structured-light scanner that has been optimized for body scans. It is cheaper
than a photogrammetry system with DSLR cameras. A big advantage of the Vitronic Vitus is that
directly after the 3D scan, a correctly scaled 3D model can be exported.

Do you need a person (figure) 3D scan with the Vitronic Vitus?

Holocreators offers professional 3D-scanning and reverse engineering services. We are happy to
offer you the 3D scan with the Vitronic Vitus or process your 3D scan data created with this device. Please call us at +49 40 481133 or send an email info@holocreators.com

Swann has been enthusiastic about everything 3D for many years. His roots lie in analog holography, which brought him to digital 3D-modeling in 2011.

The rapid progress of various 3D-scanning techniques fascinated himso much thathe founded Holocreators together with his brother Miro Rack in 2015.

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