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.
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.
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!!


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