I don't know if this has been posted before, but I recently came across this excellent online tutorial on how to do 3D Scanning on the cheap. The programme is quite long, but well worth the watch- especially when the Linux (?) penguin gets imported into SketchUp!
If anyone knows if there is a similar application to that of 'David' (funny name!), that works on Mac OSX, please tell us!.
Good find Tom. Thanks for posting
OK. First object scanned, not to bad for the beginning. I opened it on sculptris and reduced the mesh. (Thank you)
But I still have a problem of importing the .obj to SU. It still doesn't work
I was sucessful by importing the obj to blender, so I exported it to 3ds and then I was able to import to SU
Here's the result:
Not bad for the very first scan....
Nice first scan indeed. Trying my hands out on it with Twilight ATM
5 passes with easy 09 at 1024x786 (resized to 800x600some just under 12 minutes).
Interesting hair style however. I do not know what causes it.
Well, it seems to be the procedural marble material. Here is another version where it's more visible:
First weekend of testing this funny tool.
My idea was to build a 3D model of my wife. As I'm not good enough to model the shape by hand, the scanner in a good idea to build the ground shape.
Let's start with the object and the first scans:
In the next step the different scans can be grouped and the build the new shape
after that I opened the file in sculptris
here I have the possibility to smooth the surface and to reduce the mesh
as I still have problems to import .obj- files to su I opended the file in meshlab and saved it in the 3ds- format.
Then it was easy to import to SU
There I smoothed it again
I prepared a face- texture and applied it as a projection to the mesh.
I found some nice bodys at the warehouse and I took these things together
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so, time to render with twilightrender and have some fun...
and another one...
the second avatar is finished.
A shot with me and my wife at our court
OK here's the another result
@Marian: Don't worry, these are our real sizes
@Gaieus: me too, I have to scan us, while we are smiling
@rclub24: Hmm, I have to ask her, what she's doing there
here are some new versions of my wife (with Oli's treeline):
Really fun to play arround
OK, a new one..