In industrial applications, e.g., within the Industrial Internet of Things, 3D vision is the acquisition, processing, and utilization of image-derived three dimensional data to affect or control a mechanical system or process. This allows to realize applications that could not be solved with 2D approaches. Technologies like HALCON's "3D scene flow" can even be used to predict the motion of objects (try out HALCON for free here).
As "eye of the production" MVTec’s software supports all aspects of 3D vision, such as:
- 3D reconstruction
Image acquisition Interfaces are provided for numerous commercially available 3D sensors. MVTec software products also offer tools for constructing 3D depth maps or point clouds from image techniques like multi-view stereo or sheet of light imaging. Furthermore the software enables smoothing, sub-sampling, and triangulation of points for efficient processing and improved visualization.
- 3D registration
MVTec software allows customers to generate a complete 360 degree representation of an object by aligning 3D point clouds from multiple 3D images.