Digitizing is the process of acquiring precise dimensions from a real world object, such as a car, using a CMM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing Measurement) device.
Once the vehicle has been located and acquired, a grid of 1/16" masking tape is precisely positioned over one half of the car.
After the vehicle has been taped, the CMM arm is used to collect precise vertex position data. This data is fed into a computer where it forms a point cloud. After the point cloud data has been collected, processed and cleaned, polygons are created.