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3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby tfdesign » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:16 pm

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!

http://revision3.com/systm/laserscan/

If anyone knows if there is a similar application to that of 'David' (funny name!), that works on Mac OSX, please tell us!. :)
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby charly2008 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:25 pm

Hi,

here the direct link to Davids laserscanner Homepage:

http://www.david-laserscanner.com/
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:17 pm

This sounds very interessting.

Is there any other possibility to scan 3D objects?
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby tfdesign » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:40 pm

Yes I think so, except one thing, they all cost a lot more!

I was really impressed by the quality of "The Elements" app for the iPad. I'd love to get that kind of quality- and in colour too!
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby Mike Lucey » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:17 pm

Good find Tom. Thanks for posting :thumb:
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:55 pm

hmm. I'll think of buying it.....

But I want to see more results
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:11 pm

Scanner arrived today! Can't wait to try it.

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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby marvins_dad » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:45 pm

Neat - interested in hearing your experiences/seeing what the ouput (or input) looks like.
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:36 am

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
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:40 am

I was sucessful by importing the obj to blender, so I exported it to 3ds and then I was able to import to SU 8-)

Here's the result:

Not bad for the very first scan....
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby Gaieus » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:56 am

Nice first scan indeed. Trying my hands out on it with Twilight ATM
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5 passes with easy 09 at 1024x786 (resized to 800x600some just under 12 minutes).

kopf.jpg

Interesting hair style however. I do not know what causes it.
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby Gaieus » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:28 pm

Well, it seems to be the procedural marble material. Here is another version where it's more visible:
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby tfdesign » Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:17 pm

That's very odd! You look like a giant boiled sweet! :shock:
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:52 pm

First weekend of testing this funny tool. :berserk:

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:
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:55 pm

In the next step the different scans can be grouped and the build the new shape

after that I opened the file in sculptris
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:57 pm

here I have the possibility to smooth the surface and to reduce the mesh
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:00 pm

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
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:03 pm

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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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:04 pm

so, time to render with twilightrender and have some fun...
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:39 pm

and another one...
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby tfdesign » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:16 pm

Great stuff jo-ke! :D

I need to have a go at this too.
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:05 am

the second avatar is finished.

A shot with me and my wife at our court
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:14 pm

Modelling the hair was tricky, then I used the fur plugin
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:07 pm

OK here's the another result
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby Marian » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:09 pm

Are you really that tall? You look a bit too scaled up.
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby Gaieus » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:04 pm

Jo-Ke,

I liked your old (forum) avatar better.

The scanning results are great, don't get me wrong, but now you look so severe while in the old one you smiled.
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby Rich O Brien » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:19 pm

I hope that's your wife's hand dangling there! ;)
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:20 pm

@Marian: Don't worry, these are our real sizes ;-)

@Gaieus: me too, I have to scan us, while we are smiling :P

@rclub24: Hmm, I have to ask her, what she's doing there :shock:

here are some new versions of my wife (with Oli's treeline):
Really fun to play arround
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby jo-ke » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:28 pm

OK, a new one..
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Re: 3D Scanning on the cheap

Postby tfdesign » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:36 pm

How do you manage not to blind yourself with the laser?
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