This web page is developed to distribute the free .NET software, written to simulate the projection of fringes on three-dimensional models. Because it is difficult to simulate the projection of sinusoidal patterns on complex objects, STL models are supported. This gives the user the possibility to draw the objects in 3D design software of his own choice. The aim of the software is to help scientists who wants to validate their phase analysis algorithms in a more effcient way. The fringe patterns can be saved as PNG files for later processing in mathematical software, e.g. Matlab®.

Reference & Copyright

If you use the software for validations or algorithm development please refer to our proceeding:

Ribbens B., Jacobs V.A., Dirckx J.J.J., Vanlanduit S., Buytaert J.A.N..- Projection Moire Profilometry Simulation Software for Algorithm Validation and Setup Optimisation, OPTICAL MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES FOR STRUCTURES & SYSTEMS2 (OPTIMESS2012) - ISBN 978-90-423-0419-2 - Maastricht, Shaker publishing bv, (2013), p. 349-358

The software is released under the GPL license. If you make improvements it is stronly suggested to give your modifications back to the community.

Fringe Projection Simulator More information


Bart Ribbens
Groenenborger Gebouw Z
Groenenborgerlaan 171
2020 Antwerpen
Tel. +32(0)3 265 1913


The full code is distributed on the Github platform and can be found here

(It is possible you will notice flickerings in the screen due to a bug in the software. Though, this does not affect the working of the software.)