What do I get from colorizing my scan?

The Short Answer

With Canvas: LiDAR 3D Measurements, version 3.0 and higher, colorizing is free for all scans and adds color to your scan and uploads your scan to your Canvas Account Portal. With the portal you can place Scan To CAD orders or access our 3D Web Viewer which lets you view, measure, and share your scans. You can read more about how to use the 3D Web viewer here: What is the Canvas Web Viewer and how do I use it?


The Long Answer

While scanning, Canvas creates a scale-accurate 3D model of the space. Once you finish, you have a colorless 3D model you can measure and view. This is a powerful tool on its own, but the colorized scan is usually much more effective for measuring, annotating, and sharing with others. 

Before Colorizing

After Colorizing

You can view the difference more interactively by comparing "Original" and "Reprocessed" in our 3D Web Viewer with this example:

You can read more about how to use the 3D Web viewer here: What is the Canvas Web Viewer and how do I use it?