Item Specification
Compatible materials A wide variety of glossy and matte materials are supported, including cotton, silk, velvet, satin, denim, leather, fabric prints, foil prints and lurex thread
Incompatible materials Avoid materials with large changes in height, thin features like fur, mirror-like gloss such as sequins, or transparent or holey fabrics like organza or lace
Scan area From 162 x 92 millimetres up to 1.1 x 0.6 metres
Scan resolution 160 - 643 DPI (30 Mpx camera, depending on scan area)
Material thickness Flat or largely flat materials
Software platform Web app with cloud processing

Shimmer Scan

Item Specification
Output textures PBR textures: base colour, normals, height, roughness, metallic
Texture size Scanned: 2K (2048 x 1198 px) or 4K (4096 x 2396 px)
Tiled: 2K (2048 x 2048 px)
Colour space sRGB D65
Output file formats ZIP or U3M containing 8-bit PNG texture images


Item Specification
Equipment required 24+ Mpx mirrorless or DSLR camera, prime lens, external on-camera flash, Bandicoot chart
Photography skills Requires knowledge of manual exposure settings, and training on Bandicoot scan method
Shooting format RAW
Photos required 9 per scan (plain fabrics e.g. denim)
25 per scan (all fabrics)
Time required About 5 mins per scan (after training)

Shimmer View

Item Specification
Supported browsers All modern browsers
Browser technologies JavaScript and WebGL
Supported devices PC, Mac, iOS, Android
Viewer download size 5 - 10 MB per shimmer (2K resolution)
Shimmer file formats 3 x JPEG images and 1 x OBJ mesh
Embedding JavaScript or React snippet (shimmer hosted by Bandicoot)
JavaScript or React module + Shimmer View files (self-hosted)

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