3d scanning party @ home

Well last sunday I organized a 3d scanning “party” at my house. I invited everyone that had kids to come a long and get them scanned, so we can print out some nice faces and give them to grandparents and alike :-)
This was my first test with 36 raspberries and everything from a software perspective worked fine. I did have a hard time with getting good and enough light.
3dscansetup
I only had some time on monday to process some of the images and did notice that the modelling software had a hard time picking up the back off people, so I need to fix that. I was planning to add a laser with a lens cap that projects many points, to generate more references for the modelling software.
3dscansander
This friday I will be setting up again at the Groningen Makerfaire. I will have more space there and also hopefully more light. So I can start scanning people at large on saturday when the makerfaire is open to the public.

Want to visit the groningen makerfaire, check it out here: http://www.mf050.nl

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3 comments on “3d scanning party @ home
  1. Tyler says:

    What software did you use for the reconstruction?

  2. Steve Pugh says:

    Hi Richard, great use of a bunch of pi’s, and I can’t wait to take a shot at one! I am wonder if you’ve explored ways to get a higher-resolution scan, I would love to be able to get head scans with really tight eye/nostsril/ear detail.

    If you were to build your rig over again, what would you do differently? I am considering ways of pumping more light in, and would be tempted to jam more cameras into the mix in an attempt to get more detail…

    Again, very nice work!!

    Best,
    Steve

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