SCAN2FX PHOTO PROJECTOR provides a unique way to easily align 2D photos and panoramas with a 3D scene
for additional texture detail where and as needed.

The SCAN2FX Photo Projector module allows users to estimate the camera position from where a photo or panorama was taken within the context of a 3D scene loaded in SCENE. The resulting “photo projectors" / cameras can be exported with one of the optional SCAN2FX Exporter modules to enable the projection of the photos onto your 3D models as textures or for image-based modeling.

SCAN2FX Photo Projector is an add-on application for FARO SCENE and requires FARO SCENE 2019 or higher.


  • Pick corresponding points between the 2D photo or panorama and the 3D point cloud in a 3D view.
  • Provide camera parameters such as focal length, and sensor size to compute the 3D camera pose.
  • See the estimated camera position from where the photo or panorama was taken within the context of the 3D scene.
  • Store the computed SCAN2FX “photo projectors” as part of your SCENE project file.
  • Add additional projectors, delete points or projectors, select and move 2D or 3D points, and see live updates of the estimated camera position.
  • Utilize raw EXR, CR2, JPEG and PNG images.

  • Note: The standard SCAN2FX Photo Projector module by itself will only generate photo projectors within SCENE. To export these photo projectors, users will need to purchase at least one of the SCAN2FX Exporter modules.