How to make a 3D scanner

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This video shows you how you can make a simple 3D scanner using a webcam, laser pointer and some free software.

David-laserscanner software: http://www.david-laserscanner.com
Blender: http://www.blender.org
Blender Basic Tutorial: http://www.tinkernut.com/archives/164
Examples: http://www.david-laserscanner.com/?section=Gallery

10 Comments

  1. charlie
    July 20, 2011 at 1:05 am

    That’s so cool

  2. CT
    July 22, 2011 at 3:07 am

    If you care about the text of your object, you can use my linear scan technique to produce the UV map. Here is an example with my face. http://www.ctyeung.com/flex/swift/cup.html

    Just put your object on a turn table and record a video with your existing web camera.
    My video2panorama will merge all the center slices to produce a panorama photo which can then be used as a UV map. OK, you will need to do some processing for triangles that are not normal to the camera.

    http://www.ctyeung.com/flex/VideoPanorama/gallery.html

  3. THEFORREAL
    THEFORREAL
    October 1, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Maybe Soon you can tell us how to make a more portable 3-D Scanner using a Smartphone cam or Sony Handy Cam and a Laser Pointer and the Free Software. This would be extremely useful and handy for those on the go. Thanks this is very impressive and helpful/useful .

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