The image-based 3D scanner CultArc3D captures geometry, texture and material properties in high resolution. It consists of two aluminum arcs equipped with cameras and ring lights. This allows for the digitization of the object from all sides, and for all possible combinations of camera perspectives and light directions. The bottom side is acquired as well through a transparent carrier disk. 

CultArc3D captures objects with a length, width and height from a minimum of 10 cm up to a maximum of 60 cm. Objects weighing up to 50 kg as well as very long objects can be scanned as long as their height and width do not exceed 60 cm.

Short scan duration

of three minutes

Fully automated

scanning process

3D Acquisition from all sides of the object (incl. bottom side)

Color faithful

Combination with fully automated digitization pipeline CultLab3D (Fraunhofer IGD) possible



Geometry, texture and optical material properties

18 color cameras 10 MP (9 movable, 9 static from below)

10 ring daylight sources (1 split, illumination for below)

Measurement Volume
60 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm

[length x width x height]

Recent Results

TutEnchAmun Rendering

Golden Angel Rendering