Exporting Data

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Selecting the Export button will export the currently loaded meshes/point clouds. KScan3D can export files in .fbx, .obj, .ply, .stl, .asc, and .3d3 file formats.


Selecting an Export Format

To select an export format, select the arrow on the Export button in the Toolbar and choose a format:


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Each time the Export button is selected, this format will be used.


Exporting Data

To export data:

  1. In the Thumbnail panel, load the mesh(es) and/or point cloud(s) you wish to export. Note that combined meshes cannot be exported.
  2. Select the Export button in the Toolbar.
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  3. The folder browser will appear.
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  4. Select a destination folder for the exported files or make a new folder, if desired.
  5. Select the OK button to export the selected mesh(es) and/or point cloud(s).


Exported files will be named according to thumbnail image names.


About Exported Data

The data that is exported depends on data type and the selected export format:

3D3 File (.3d3)
Exporting one or more original (i.e. uncombined and unfinalized) meshes or point clouds in the .3d3 format will create two files per mesh/point cloud: a .3d3 data file and the associated RGB .jpg sensor image.
Exporting one or more finalized meshes will export only .3d3 data files.
The .3d3 file format preserves vertex colors.
ASCII File (.asc)
Exporting one or more original (i.e. uncombined and unfinalized) meshes or point clouds in the .asc format will create one file per mesh/point cloud: an .asc data file.
Likewise, exporting one or more finalized meshes will export only .asc data files.
The .asc file format does not preserve vertex colors.
Wavefront File (.obj)
Exporting one or more original (i.e. uncombined and unfinalized) meshes or point clouds in the .obj format will create three files per mesh/point cloud: an .obj data file, the associated RGB .jpg sensor image, and an .mtl material library file.
Exporting one or more finalized meshes will export only .obj data files.
The .obj file format does not preserve vertex colors.
Polygon File (.ply)
Exporting one or more original (i.e. uncombined and unfinalized) meshes or point clouds in the .ply format will create two files per mesh/point cloud: a .ply data file and the associated RGB .jpg sensor image.
Exporting one or more finalized meshes will export only .ply data files.
The .ply file format preserves vertex colors.
Stereolithography (.stl)
Exporting one or more original (i.e. uncombined and unfinalized) meshes or point clouds in the .stl format will create one file per mesh/point cloud: an .stl data file.
Likewise, exporting one or more finalized meshes will export only .stl data files.
The .stl file format does not preserve vertex colors.
FBX (.fbx)
Exporting one or more original (i.e. uncombined and unfinalized) meshes or point clouds in the .fbx format will create one file per mesh/point cloud: an .fbx data file.
Likewise, exporting one or more finalized meshes will export only .fbx data files.
The .fbx file format preserves vertex colors.


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