My interests in scanning and processing are two-fold; one for data collection purposes, the other to better understand how those data collection methods can introduce error into my work. I regularly use different scanners to collect 3D data and employ a standard suite of post-processing methods to generate the final meshes. More recently, I have begun to explore the variability introduced by different processing algorithms (more on that here), which is aiding in the further refinement of my methodological approach.
I use the results of each analysis to then refine my post-processing work flow for a specific project, helping me to produce consistent and reliable results. This same methodological approach can be used to identify the best post-processing work flow for mixed-method analyses that employ data gathered using different hardware and software configurations.