Skip to main content
As-Built As-Built - Revit As-Built - AutoCAD VirtuSurv - VirtuSurv 2018 As-Built - Modeler VirtuSurv - VirtuSurv 2019          
BuildIT BuildIT - Projector BuildIT - Construction BuildIT - Metrology              
CAM2 CAM2 - SmartInspect CAM2 - 2018 CAM2 - Measure 10 CAM2 - Measure Q CAM2 - Measure X CAM2 - Measure 3/4 CAM2 - AnthroCAM CAM2 - 2019    
Cobalt 3D Imager 3D Imager - Cobalt                  
Computers Computers - All Computers                  
FARO Aras 360 & CAD Zone FARO CAD Zone - Fire & Insurance FARO CAD Zone - Crime & Crash FARO CAD Zone - CZ Point Cloud FARO CAD Zone - First Look Pro FARO 360 - Reality FARO 360 - HD FARO 360 - Blitz FARO 360 - Genius    
FARO Zone FARO Zone - 2D FARO Zone 3D - 2018 FARO Zone 3D - 2019 present4D - present4D            
FaroArm/ScanArm FaroArm/ScanArm - Quantum S FaroArm/ScanArm - Quantum M FaroArm/ScanArm - Quantum E FaroArm/ScanArm - Edge FaroArm/ScanArm - Fusion FaroArm/ScanArm - Prime FaroArm/ScanArm - Platinum FaroArm/ScanArm - Legacy Quantum FaroArm/ScanArm - Titanium FaroArm/ScanArm - Advantage
FaroArm/ScanArm FaroArm/ScanArm - Digital Template                  
Gage Gage - Bluetooth Gage - Plus Gage - Standard Gage - Power            
Hand Held Scanner 2D Hand Held Scanner - ScanPlan 3D Hand Held Scanner - Freestyle3D 3D Hand Held Scanner - Freestyle3D X 3D Hand Held Scanner - Freestyle3D Objects            
Language Quality HT MT AT NT INT - Internal          
Languages Language - English Language - Japanese Language - German Language - Chinese Language - Spanish Language - Italian Language - Portuguese Language - French    
Laser Projector RayTracer - RayTracer Laser Projector - Tracer M Laser Projector - Tracer SI              
Laser Radar Imaging Laser Radar - VectorRI                  
Laser Scanner 3D Laser Scanner - Focus S 3D Laser Scanner - Focus M 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D X 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D X HDR 3D Laser Scanner - Focus3D S 3D Laser Scanner - Photon      
Laser Tracker Laser Tracker - Vantage Laser Tracker - ION Laser Tracker - Vantage S Laser Tracker - Si Laser Tracker - X Laser Tracker - Xi Laser Tracker - Vantage E Laser Tracker - Vantage S6 Laser Tracker - Vantage E6  
Legacy Software Legacy Software - CAM2 Gage Legacy Software - Gage Software Legacy Software - Insight              
Photonics Scan Head - Digi-Cube Scan Head - Xtreme Scan Head - 3D-Contour Scan Head - 3D-Ultralight Scan Head - 3D-XB Controller - LEC Series Controller - Maestro 3000 Nutfield - Nutfield Hardware Nutfield - Nutfield Software Scan Head - Blink Focuser
Photonics WinLase - Pro WinLase - LAN WinLase - 6              
PointSense PointSense - Basic PointSense - Pro PointSense - Building PointSense - Plant PointSense - Heritage PointSense - Revit CAD Plugin - TachyCAD Building CAD Plugin - TachyCAD Archeology CAD Plugin - TachyCAD Interior CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan Basic
PointSense CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan Pro CAD Plugin - PhoToPlan Ultimate CAD Plugin - DisToPlan CAD Plugin - MonuMap CAD Plugin - hylasFM CAD Plugin - VirtuSurv      
RevEng RevEng - RevEng                  
ScanArm ScanArm - Design ScanArm 2.0 ScanArm - Design ScanArm ScanArm - Forensic ScanArm ScanArm - Design ScanArm 2.5C            
SCENE SCENE - Capture and Process SCENE - WebShare Server and 2Go SCENE - WebShare Cloud SCENE - WebShare 2Go App SCENE - 2018 SCENE - 7.x SCENE - 6.x SCENE - 5.x SCENE - 4.x SCENE - LT
SCENE SCENE - 2019                  
Serial FaroArm Serial FaroArm - Silver Serial FaroArm - Gold Serial FaroArm - Bronze              
Structured Light Scanners Cobalt Design - M Cobalt Design - S Cobalt Design - Dual              
Visual Inspect Visual Inspect - App Visual Inspect - CAD Translator                
FARO® Knowledge Base

Computer System Requirements for SCENE

FARO SCENE Screen and Box


Processing, visualizing, and storing laser scanner and point cloud data is intensive work for all computer components when running SCENE. The more 3D stereographic rendering you do, the more processing and graphics display power, internal memory,and storage space you will need to work efficiently. SCENE system requirements ranging from minimal to maximal appear in many documents about SCENE.  

The purpose of this article to unify all the ranging requirements into one comprehensive set to provide guidance when selecting a computer to run SCENE.Ultimately, if you plan to use 3D stereographic rendering and virtual reality features, you will need the Recommended system described below. 

Before you install the latest version of SCENE, check that your system meets the minimum system requirements. Refer to the table below for minimum and recommended requirements.

System Requirements  

Hardware Minimum* Recommended
Accessories Mouse with two buttons and a scroll wheel 3D Connexion Space Mouse with latest drivers (setting described in the User Manual)
Network card is required for licensing SCENE 
Dedicated Graphics Card OpenGL 4.1 or higher, at least 4 GB memory

For VR rendering and Viewing:
NVIDIA 1060GTX or similar
Open GL 4.1, at least 16 GB memory

For Stereoscopic Rendering and Viewing:

For VR Rendering and Viewing:
NVIDIA 1080GTX or similar
Hard Disk 512 GB Solid State Drive 1 TB Solid State Drive + Regular HDD
Internet Connection SCENE licensing and sharing scan data with colleagues require an internet connection.  
Main Memory At least 32 GB RAM 64 GB RAM
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or higher (64-bit) Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor Quad-core, with at least 2-GHz (for example, Intel Core i7) 8 physical cores (for example, Intel Core i7, Core i9 or Xeon)


Video Screen

1366 x 768

1920 x 1080

A 4K display is not currently recommended.

VR Rendering

3D headset: Oculus Rift or HTC Vive with Touch Controllers

3D headset: Oculus Rift or HTC Vive with Touch Controllers

Earlier Versions

To download system requirements for earlier versions of SCENE, click one of these links.

Date Version Download
Aug 2018 2018
Nov 2017 7.1
July 2017 7.0
Oct 2016 6.2
Aug 2016 6.1
April 2016 6.0
Sept 2015 5.5.x


See Also



scene capture, scene process, scene LT, webshare cloud, webshare cloud 2go, release notes, readme, software requirements, computer requirements, computer specifications, install, installation, specs, specifications, hardware, minimum requirements, maximum requirements