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.
Step 1: Installing CHDK
All you need to do is put files on your memory card; the program doesn't make any permanent changes to your camera.
- Check to see if your camera is supported here and check your firmware version.
- Download the version of CHDK for your firmware from this list.
- Copy all of the CHDK files to the root directory of your memory card.
- Download the script file Timelapse.bas, attached here, or copy and paste this code into a plain text file called Timelapse.bas. Copy the file to your memory card in the directory CHDK/SCRIPTS.
- Insert the SD card into the camera.
- Power up your camera in view mode, press the Menu button, and scroll down to the "Firm Update" option. This will load CHDK temporarily onto your camera.