The Milkscanner is a tool that allows the scanning of objects and creates a Displacement map for use with Moviesandbox or any other 3D App that would allow for displacement mapping.
1 Tupperware Bowl
3 cups of Milk
1 custom LEGO rig
You can download the Milkscanner PC-Application and SourceCode (creates the displacement map automatically from a webcam image) from the Milkscanner webpage:
If you have questions, please feel free to leave a comment on the Moviesandbox forums at:
Check out a life-size version of the milkscanner using Ink on vimeo!
Thanks for your interest!
Step 1: Scanning...
You can subtract the white part form the picture the webcam takes and the rest serves as your "slice". You then add some more milk and make another picture. That way you slice through the whole object, three spoons of milk at a time.
Step 2: Use Your Displacement Map
You can also import it as a displacement Map in Blender or Maya or any other Application that uses Displacement Maps. But remember - the displacement map only covers half the object!