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Would it be possible to make a 3D scanner using 4 flatbed scanners in a square setup and custom software?

I was just wondering...

3D colour scans possible using old, spare or salvaged flatbed scanners?

I have little knowledge about how it works and am purely curious.

Thanks :)

Re-design2 years ago
No. scanners don't have lenses so they won't focus and image more than half an inch or so off the glass.
lshoesmith (author)  Re-design2 years ago
Thank you for clearing that up for me :).
There are several software packages out there that convert several 2d pictures to a 3d model. Re-design points out that flatbeds wont work but a jig with a digital camera could.