FARO® Zone 3D Software

FARO® Zone 3D is the first of its kind to enable investigators to move fluidly between 2D and 3D environments and enhance the quality of their incident reconstructions, analysis, pre-incident plans, and courtroom presentations.

FARO<sup>®</sup> Zone 3D Software

FARO® Zone 3D Features and Benefits


  • Walk through the scene in Virtual Reality and be immersed in a realistic, 360-degree view
  • Create incredible video fly-throughs of any scene to show everything from a high-level overview to the smallest details
  • Upgrade your presentations and training scenarios using shadows, light source, smoke, explosions, and more
  • Turn any captured point cloud of a real crime scene into a VR forensic training scenario*

Accurate 2D and 3D Diagramming

  • Essential tools for 2D and 3D diagramming with intersections, walls, doors, and stairs
  • Powerful editing commands to trim, extend, move, rotate, copy, and group
  • Visual object grips and Smart Snaps for fast editing and clean diagrams
  • Pose bodies in 3D with complete control to match the scene, even remove body parts

Virtually Any Measurement Source

  • Use aerial maps from Google®, Bing®, or Pictometry® to obtain accurate measurements
  • Bring in manual measurements, data from total stations, and point cloud* data from laser scanners and drones
  • Standard Vehicle Specifications Database provides exact measurements for most vehicles

Easy and Accurate Animations

  • Create realistic Crash animations in seconds by just placing vehicles and showing the path
  • Use accurate, point-based animation, so vehicle positions match an exact data point
  • Build realistic animations of human bodies in motion
  • Animate crush, set multiple synch points, adjust camera position, change the playback speed, and adjust the vehicle’s yaw, pitch, or roll
  • Show advanced effects like spinning and locked wheels, trailer articulation, smoke, and fire

Access to 10 Million 3D Models

  • Thousands of pre-drawn 2D and 3D symbols for crash, crime, and fire scenes
  • Industry-standard symbols, including those found in NFPA 170, for fire protection and pre-incident plan diagrams
  • Easily import 10 million additional 3D models, from free, online sources

Powerful Analysis Tools

  • Crash reconstruction tools for crush, in-line and 360 momentum, speed from skids, and critical speed yaw
  • Slope calculator and profile report for roads or other contours
  • Bullet trajectory analysis with complete adjustment to the plane of impact
    and an automated report that shows a view of every trajectory in the scene
  • Blood spatter analysis to estimate area of origin using automatic edge detection of droplets shown on multiple photographs

Get the Most from Point Clouds*

  • Open Point Cloud data from laser scanners directly from FARO SCENE projects or in .pts format**
  • Bring in Point Clouds captured with a drone in .las file format
  • Unique Point Cloud tools offer a highly-realistic display with instant adjustment to point size, brightness, and contrast
  • Get all your measurements from the captured Point Cloud, snap to specific data points to create diagrams and animations, and export chosen points with “virtual surveyor” mode

Easy to learn Training & Resources

  • Free online, self-guided training course
  • Free instructor-led, online training course
  • FARO Assist! How-to videos and articles

*Point Cloud features available in FARO Zone 3D Advanced version
**Feature available with SCENE version 6 and higher

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