Turn your machine
into a 3D scanner
The CarveWright Scanning Probe opens up the world of 3D scanning to anyone. Now you can reproduce original pieces, repair antique furniture, even copy trim and moldings with ease. Almost any material can be scanned, even soft materials, such as clay or wax. Just plug the probe into the CarveWright, set the desired scan area, and watch the CarveWright go to work.
From the Real World, to the Digital World
SELECT YOUR OBJECT
Select any relief object to scan and secure it to a scanning sled. The sled is a simply constructed carrier board for holding the object while it is scanned in the CarveWright Machine. (Instructions for building this sled are included in the manual.)
Load the sled into the machine just as you would a board for carving, crank the head down, and plug in the scanning probe. The menu on the machine will default to the scan menu, so you can choose your scan settings and begin the scanning process.
EDIT YOUR SCAN
Once the scan is finished, the scan data is contained on the memory card. Plug the memory card into the card reader on your computer and from Project Designer, download the scans. The scans will open up in Pattern Editor, the software packaged with the scanning probe. This software has tools for cleaning up the scan. Learn More
If you have Pattern Sculptor, the scans will automatically download into this software, where more advanced editing features are available. Learn More
When the editing is finished in Pattern Editor, the scan is then saved into your pattern library where it becomes just like any other pattern for carving. You can add it to your designs, change the depth, height, scale, and then carve it out.
INCLUDED WITH PROBE
• Scanning Probe
• Jumper Cable
• Cable Retainer Clip
• Pattern Editor Software
PROBE SOFT TIPS
Scanning probe tips help to protect more delicate scanning surfaces from scratching and gouging. We recommended using a protective tip when scanning surfaces such as plaster or antiques.
Pattern Sculptor is a sculpting and editing software tool for 3D relief carving patterns. Quickly and intuitively, smooth, smudge, and add or remove details to prepare patterns for carving.
Once you begin making patterns, why not share them with others? Pattern files you create can be shared in 2 great ways.
The CarveWright users forum has a pattern sharing section where you can post your patterns for free for others to use in their projects.GO THERE NOW
Why not turn your pattern making into a money making venture? With the CarveWright Pattern Depot, selling your patterns is easy. Sign up, and begin uploading your patterns in no time. You sit back and receive checks, while we handle the transactions and even license the patterns so they can’t be shared without your consent.GO THERE NOW
SEE HOW IT WORKS
PLEASE NOTE: The video below portrays the original style scanning probe, but is still very informative and will help you understand the probe.
Scan Volume (max scan size)
• Draft Quality = 14.5″ x 12′ x 2.75″
• Normal Quality = 14.5″ x 8.5′ x 2.75″
• Best Quality = 14.5″ x 26.5″ x 2.75″
Max Scanning Resolution
• 16 bit
• Molded ABS plastic
• Stainless Steel Tip
• Silver Contacts
• CarveWright Pattern Editor (Included)
• CarveWright Pattern Sculptor (Sold Separately)
• Windows (XP+)
• Mac OS X (10.6+)
• CarveWright memory card (included with machine)
• USB Programmer (included with machine)