Static photos can only get us so far in showing what an object really looks like; sometimes spinning it in 3D is the best way to show it off. Many online merchants stitch together 3D images to allow you to "spin" the product around in your browser.
But what if the object is physical - a sculpture, a breadboard hack, a seashell?
This tutorial will show you how use the Canon Hack Development Kit
and a Canon point and shoot camera to photograph an object rotating in place, and how to set up a viewer that allows you to spin the object. I'll talk about setting up the viewer in Wordpress, but you can use similar code on any site. See it in action here!
You will need:
A Canon point and shoot camera compatible with CHDK
An SD memory card, 4GB or smaller.
A lazy susan
Something to photograph. For this demo, I'm using a small barware set.