create_sheet_of_light_calib_object — Create a calibration object for sheet-of-light calibration.
create_sheet_of_light_calib_object creates a CAD model of a
calibration object for sheet-of-light calibration with
calibrate_sheet_of_light and stores it in
The calibration object consists of a ramp with a truncated pyramid rotated
by 45 degrees. The calibration object contains an orientation mark in the
form of a circular hole. The dimensions of the calibration target in
HeightMax must be given
Length must be at least 10% larger than
The Z coordinate of the highest point on the truncated pyramid is at
HeightMax. The calibration object might not be found by
calibrate_sheet_of_light if the height difference between the
truncated pyramid and the ramp is too small. In this case, adjust
HeightMax accordingly or increase the
sampling rate when acquiring the calibration data.
The dimensions of the calibration object should be chosen such that it
is possible to cover the measuring volume of the sheet-of-light setup.
In addition, when selecting the
Length of the calibration object,
the speed of the sheet-of-light setup should be considered such that the
calibration object is sampled with enough profile measurements.
Set the parameter 'calibration_object' to
set_sheet_of_light_param to use the generated calibration object
in a subsequent call to
Note that MVTec does not offer 3D calibration objects. Instead,
create_sheet_of_light_calib_object to generate a customized
CAD model of a calibration object. This CAD model can then be used to
produce the calibration object. Milled aluminum is an established material
for this. However, depending on the required precision, its thermal
stability may be a problem. Note that the surface should be bright. Its
color may have to be adjusted depending on the color of the
laser to provide a sufficient contrast to the color of the laser.
Additionally, the surface must not be translucent nor reflective.
To achieve this, you can anodize or lacquer it. Please note that when
lacquering it, the accuracy might be decreased due to the applied paintwork.
However, a surface that is too rough leads to a decreasing precision as
well. It is advisable to have the produced calibration object remeasured
to determine whether the required accuracy can be achieved. The accuracy
of the calibration object should be ten times higher than the required
accuracy of measurement. After having the object measured, the results can
be manually inserted into the DXF file that can then be used for the
Width of the object.
Default value: 0.1
Length of the object.
Default value: 0.15
Minimum height of the ramp.
Default value: 0.005
Maximum height of the ramp.
Default value: 0.04
Filename of the model of the calibration object.
Default value: 'calib_object.dxf'
File extension: .
create_sheet_of_light_calib_object returns the
value 2 (H_MSG_TRUE) if the given parameters are correct.
Otherwise, an exception will be raised.