3D Texture Mapping Solution for Lay’s Potato Chip Bags

Nov 07, 2022

For engineers in the 3D digitization area, iReal 3D mapping software is a great tool to improve work efficiency and texture quality, and for organizations and individuals, this software is also helpful in various ways if they have a demand for 3D digitization.

We all know the highly reflective surfaces of potato chip bags are quite tricky to get good-quality 3D texture from, to avoid this problem to the largest extent, using iReal 2E color 3D scanner and iReal 3D mapping software to do this task is a cost-effective way and can get the ideal result.

potato chip bag 3d mapping - 3D Texture Mapping Solution

We picked three bags of Lay’s chips: American classic flavor, cucumber flavor, and lime flavor. iReal 2E color 3D scanner can easily capture their 3D data quickly.

3d scan potato chip bag - 3D Texture Mapping Solution

Import the 3D scanned data to iReal 3D scanning software.

3d scanned data - 3D Texture Mapping Solution
3D scanned data

If there is no problem with the 3D scanned data, we can move on to the next step – taking pictures of the potato chip bags.

take photos of potato chip bag - 3D Texture Mapping Solution

Import the multi-angle photos to iReal 3D mapping software.

import photos to ireal 3d mapping

The relative orientation is one of the most important steps in the entire process, which can automatically calculate the relative positions of hundreds of photo sets within 5-10 minutes.

Relative orientation - 3D Texture Mapping Solution
Relative orientation

Fine registration is a step of absolute orientation. It uses the matching algorithm of vertice and models to achieve millimeter-level mapping accuracy.

fine registration - 3D Texture Mapping Solution

The real-time seam line editing can optimize the textures with flaws, which can ensure the quality when the entire process is done.

seam line editing - 3D Scanning and Printing

The difference is clearly seen.

detail comparison - 3D Scanning and Printing

Watch the video of this fun 3D scanning experience!

View 3D models of the bags of potato chips:

American classic flavor

Cucumber flavor

Lime flavor

View 3D models of the bags of potato chips: