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Display Card Question

Product Name: HP 3D SLS Dual Camera
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

I am a total newbie to 3D scanning and I am awaiting delivery of my new scanner.  When I receive the scanner, I need to get up and running quickly as I have an immediate project I need it for.  So even though I will have the dual camera setup (with turntable), I may only setup one camera at first to complete this project.

 

 

But I have a question regarding setup.  I have several  different workstations and haven't decided which one will be used with the new scanner.

 

I would like to use my Dell Precision Workstation laptop (Nvidia Quadro 3800M) to drive the scanner but it only has 3 USB ports and one of them is occupied by the mouse... so essentially, only 2 USB ports will be available on this computer.

 

I also have an older Dell Precision Workstation (Nvidia Quadro 3400) which has plently of USB ports (but I may have to swap out some software dongles to make ports available).

 

My main workstation (dual Quadro 5000s)-I built this one- has numerous USB ports (but I may have to remove some other software dongles to accomodate the 3D scanner).

 

My questions are...

 

1.  On this main workstation, the dual Quadro 5000s drive a 4 monitor desktop.  If I had to use this workstation to drive the 3D scanner, will my dual Quadro 5000s somehow prohibit the scanner setup?  Would I have to disable one of the cards to use the scanner?

 

2.  How many USB ports are needed for one camera and the turntable?  I'm guessing only 2?

 

 

Thanks!

 

Mike

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Re: Display Card Question

How many USB ports are needed:

 

1x USB Dongle

1x Turntable

1x Cam

1x Cam (2 camera setup)

 

Watch out if you have HP 3D Pro S3 scanner, you need to use USB 3 ports. Hub is always interesting solution.

 

I do not see the reason that scanner setup will not work. You will need to use projector as extended display. That could be tricky if you have a lot of monitors connected. 

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Thanks very much for the info!

 

A hub sounds like the best solution for keeping it simple and using my laptop.  I will post an update after I receive my 3D scanner and get things configured.

 

Thanks again.

 

Mike

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I was using scanner with 3 monitors (1 of them was projector). Easy to set up.

 

Step 1: Identify monitors

Step 2: Duplicate monitors that you want to use for software GUI (or don´t if you want to use them for something else)

Step 3: Set projector as extended display

Step 4: in HP 3D software choose projector

 

It would be similar if you have even more monitors.

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Thanks very much for these tips... I will look into this when I receive and setup the scanner.

 

The multi-moniter workstation is definitely my most powerful system (does the scanner software benefit from systems with more RAM?).  The laptop might be easiest to setup initially.

 

Thanks again.

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More RAM = better, but I personally would buy some cheap laptop and I would use it just for scanning. After scanning is done you can transfer your project to workstation and clean your scans, align them, fuse them...

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Thanks for the info!

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