Automatic HDR image overlay software.
ColourCloud® redefines your workflow for colourising scan data.
Fast, precise, captures amazing HDR and works with all scanners that support E57. Including Leica, Trimble and Faro.
– Now integrated into Leica Cyclone, FARO SCENE, PointCab and Veesus –
ColourCloud pioneers a technique which allows for an iSTAR capture to be used as an extremely accurate and HDR full colour overlay for a laser scan.
No specialist knowledge is required – the process is fully automated: simply drag and drop the laser scan and the iSTAR capture into the software and ColourCloud does the work for you. Compatible only with iSTAR.
- Works with scans from all models of laser scanners supporting the E57 format, including Leica, Trimble and Faro
- HDR (High dynamic range)
- Precision imaging – extreme accuracy
- Fast capture and process speeds
- Improved workflow – quick and easy to use
- Can export images for Faro WebShare
Scan taken with the FARO Focus 3D laser scanner and colourised with HDR panoramic images from iSTAR.
Scanned using the FARO Focus X330 laser scanner in conjunction with the iSTAR 360 degree rapid imaging panoramic camera.
Exceptional Time Savings.
iSTAR’s unique ability to capture a huge 27ev range of light means its perfectly suited to extreme high or low light conditions, and extreme contrasting light conditions. The internal cameras on scanners can struggle with these light conditions and low light is sometimes just not possible. Now with iSTAR and ColourCloud you can capture any scene in full colour.
Image capture time on-site
Time to capture RGB data on-site using iSTAR
and Leica C10 internal camera.
Time to colourise C10 LiDAR scan data taken at
different resolutions using ColourCloud.
Examples, data and capture times were provided by third parties.
Capture scan and
iSTAR 360º colour image
Import data into any ColourCloud integrated app
Simple, fast workflow – just drag and drop and done!
Using ColourCloud with iSTAR to colour your scans couldn’t be easier!
The 2 step process means hundreds of scans a day can be coloured.
No more – heavy camera equipment, rotator brackets, stitching, processing images, creating cube faces, manually clicking placement points, trained photographers or 3rd party HDR software.
Watch the step by step example of how to use ColourCloud
The actual colorisation process takes on average around 2 minutes. In this example the final coloured scan created by ColourCloud is demonstrated in Arena4D.
combined with the Leica C10
This video compares the C10 internal camera with iSTAR and shows the superior colourisation of ColourCloud which is compatible with Leica’s TruView and Cyclone.
Over 167 million points coloured in minutes with FARO Focus 3D
The video demonstrates the power of ColourCloud to colourise very high resolutions scans with iSTAR images, automatically in minutes. The fly through was created in Arena4D using the simple movie export options.
Samples of point cloud data colorised with ColourCloud
Night capture with iSTAR
iSTAR’s unique ability to capture a huge 27ev range of light means its perfectly suited to extreme high or low light conditions, and extreme contrasting light conditions.
The internal cameras on scanners can struggle with these light conditions and low light is sometimes just not possible.
Now with iSTAR and ColourCloud you can capture any scene in full colour.
Capture in all weathers
Fully automatic 360 HDR
- Capture in almost no light
- Capture indoors without overexposed windows
Fast, automatic, provides rich colour overlay
Colourise kilometers of data automatically
Colour Cloud works with all scanners and software that has either integrated Colourcloud or can export to E57. The videos shown in this page were created using Arena4D which is a feature rich application, allowing easy viewing, editing and distribution of coloured point cloud data.
We provide height adaptor poles for a variety of laser scanner manufacturers and models. The poles allow for very accurate positioning between iSTAR and the laser scanner to produce the best possible results.
Using the appropriate adaptor pole for your laser scanner. It takes seconds to place iSTAR into the scanner position and capture. No need to worry about which direction the scan starts and stops, just capture with iSTAR and ColourCloud automatically registers the image alignment with the scan.
With an average of + / – 2 pixels, ColourCloud can be trusted for an accurate overlay, confident that measurements taken from the colour data relates directly to the point cloud below.