3D Model

Sometimes referred to as simply “model,” a 3D model is the digital file created through the 3D scanning process. A 3D model is made up of geometry (shape) information and texture (color) information. Color information can either be saved with the point cloud or in a separate texture file. 3D Models can be represented in many different formats including: .obj, .ply, .wrl, .stl. Each file format varies slightly from the next, but it is generally a simple process to convert one file format to the next. 

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