3D Scanning is a process of collection of three-dimensional data of the surface of a body/object with geometrical, shape, form and colour information embedded in it, using a 3D Scanning device.
The captured data after 3D scanning will be in the format of point cloud where accurate information of geometries, shape, form and colour of the object is depicted. The scanned data in point cloud format is then further processed and stored in a triangulation language called stereolithography or Standard Tessellation Language or Standard Triangulation Language, using “.STL” file format.
Data/File formats: There are several file formats to store 3d scanned data, each format will store different elements of the scanned data. Few of the file formats are .stl , .obj, .ply, .asc, et.,