The first station (CultArc3D) comprises two aluminum arcs, each of them forming an entire hemisphere around the object. Variable motion sequences and image-based methods make it possible to capture the geometry, texture and optical material properties of artifacts in high resolution.
Whereas the first arc consists of nine cameras, nine sources of daylight are attached to the second. At the moment ten Mpx cameras, which capture the visible spectrum of light, are used. In the future, these will be extended by multispectral sensors.
The lightning sources of the inner arc, capturing the visual sector, shall henceforth and in analogy with the first arc be supplemented by multispectral lights. This can help, for instance, in making further details such as traces of the creation processes visible under ultraviolet light.