This guide will show you how to use the Vuforia Object Scanner app to create Object Data files – required for creating Object Targets.
The Vuforia Object Scanner is an Android application that is used to scan a physical 3D object.
The Object Scanner produces an Object Data (*.OD) file that includes the source data required to define an Object Target in the Target Manager. The Object Scanner enables you to generate, test and edit OD files. It provides a visualization of the object’s features as well as their coverage across the object.
The Vuforia Object Scanner is supported on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Google Nexus 5 for Android version 4.2 and above. Note that the app may not produce the best results on other Android devices.
Objects should be scanned under moderately bright and diffuse lighting. To the extent possible, the surfaces of the object should be evenly lit and not contain shadows caused by other objects or people.
Examples of Scanning Environments
A simple scanning stage using gray cardboard
A stage using a light tent and turntable
How To Setup an Object Scanning Session
In this section, you will learn how to install and run the Vuforia Object Scanner app and print the required object scanning target image.
The Vuforia Object Scanner is provided as an Android APK in the Tools section of the Developer Portal. You’ll need to install this APK on your Android device using the Android Device Bridge ( ADB ).
See: How To install an APK using ADB
The Vuforia Object Scanner is supported on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Google Nexus 5. Note that the app may not produce the best results on other Android devices.
Launching the App
Once you’ve installed the Vuforia Object Scanner, simply launch the app from your device’s Apps screen.