From Scan to the Virtual and Interactive World

FARO offers 3D digitizing technology for the efficient transfer of real environments and objectives into the virtual world as well as photorealistic imaging in interactive real-time applications.

Capture real world environments

FARO’s powerful 3D scanning technology makes it possible to capture large scenes, landscapes and cultural monuments as well as small objects, artifacts and products precisely and efficiently. All scan data and all details are available digitally in a very short time.

Model and modify the scene

Once all scan data has been captured, it can be further processed for virtual or photorealistic scenes, depending on the application. While the triangulation of 3D point clouds to detailed polygon models is in the foreground for film productions, processing using retropology is used for real-time graphics.

Film and game creation

Use final textured surfaces of the scans for impressive visualizations, e.g. in movie production (offline rendering). Or produce interactive virtual reality applications and computer games by real-time rendering of the modified source data.

Solutions for your specific needs

FARO Focus Laser Scanner

Up to 1mm system precision at 10m
Up to 900K pts/sec point capture rate
Up to 165 megapixel color resolution

Compact, lightweight and intuitive, the Focus Laser Scanner is the latest advancement in 3D scanning with innovations such as IP54 Rating, increased scanning accuracy, an internal accessory bay and a built-in compensation on-site routine.

  • Scan in challenging environments with protection from dust, debris and water splashes
  • HDR camera captures detailed images, providing balanced color even in bright conditions
  • On-site compensation functionality allows users to verify and optimize accuracy on-site
  • Manage the scanner control with ease through its large and luminous touch-screen

FARO Freestyle3D Objects

≤ 0.5mm system precision
Up to 88,000 points/s, point cloud density increases with time

Medium volume high accuracy color handheld laser scanner for real world capture, reverse engineering, scan to print and digital archive applications.

  • Medium measurement range: 0.3.m-0.8m allows the fast capturing of components and products
  • Real-time point cloud visualization supports the intuitive data acquisition
  • Optimized for restricted area measurement without the need for artificial targets
  • Scan in full color with natural lighting or internal led flash

FARO® Design ScanArm® 2.5C

Full color 3D scanning and hard probing
Up to 75μm system accuracy
Up to 3D Scanning at 600,000 points per second

The FARO Design ScanArm is a portable color 3D scanning solution tailored for 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and CAD-based design applications across the product lifecycle management (PLM) process

  • High resolution data with a volumetric accuracy of up to 75μm and noise-free scan data
  • Full Color Capture: FARO Prizm Laser Line Probe provides full color values to the point cloud
  • Ultimate portability: Optional dual hot, swappable batteries
  • Hard Probing Capabilities: Utilize high-precision probing of basic geometry


Align scans using real time on-site registration / Measure, 3D visualize, export scan data / Utilize many plug-in apps

FARO SCENE software is specifically designed for FocusS Series Laser Scanners and Freestyle Scanners. SCENE processes and manages scan data efficiently and easily by using real time, on-site registration, automatic object recognition, moving objects filter, scan registration and positioning.

  • Real time, on-site registration for FocusS scan data accelerates reality capture
  • Moving Objects Filter enables unwanted people, vehicles or machinery captured in the scene during the scanning process to be automatically detected and removed
  • FARO Laser High Dynamic Range (Laser-HDR™) support – create impressive HDR quality images in a substantially short amount of time
  • Powerful 3D mesh engine allows for automatic modeling of free form shapes and enables textured meshes which can be exported as .obj and then imported as reality capture data into other applications
  • Intuitive user interface offers guidance for complex tasks
  • Powerful Virtual Reality View enables management of 3D scan data in immersive detail

SCAN2FX Plug-In Apps for SCENE

Post-processing of Focus scan data for applications in the Computer Graphics industry

The SCAN2FX plug-in apps for SCENE provide additional functionalities for mesh generation, texture adding, or data export into Maya and Mari.

  • SCAN2FX Mesh Modeler enables users to create polygons directly on top of the point cloud
  • SCAN2FX Exporter for Maya or Mari allows users to export SCENE panorama scans as projection cameras and shaders
  • SCAN2FX Texture allows users to texture a mesh based on the scanned panorama images in SCENE
  • SCAN2FX Photo Projector: align 2D photos and panoramas with a 3D scene