This is a super quick & dirty tutorial how to use 123D Catch to get a super quick and super easy 3D scan of your whole body. Once you have the scan or "catch" the tutorial will take you through a technique to clean it up and manipulate it ready for 3D rendering of a Speakerhead.

The benefits of the technique used in this tutorial are efficiency & speed as well as the relativity gentle learning curve for those without experience in CAD (computer assisted design).

You will need:

-iPhone or iPad
-123D Catch from the app store (free)
-An assistant
-A Computer
-Meshmixer computer program (download for free here)
-123D Design (download for free here)
-Keyshot  (Trial Version here)
-Photoshop (for optional image enhancements, trial available here)

Step 1: Preparing the Catch

For the catch of the your body you will need someone assist you.

There are two approaches to the catch, with an iphone/ipad or with a digital camera & computer. In my experience I have found the iphone/ipad method to be the fastest & most reliable so that is the method I will explain  If you would like to know the other method (which is actually very similar) visit: http://www.123dapp.com/catch/learn

For the iphone/ipad approach download the (free) 123D Catch app from the app store 123D Catch App. Then create an account & log in.

You (person being catched) should be standing in a comfortable position with enough room around them for the "assistant" (person assisting taking the catch) to walk around them taking photos keeping the catchee's body within the frame.

The environment should be as evenly lit as possible but does not require studio quality backdrops or lights.

The catchee should stand as still as possible and stare directly forwards with eyes closed.
You guys are Awesome!!! Can't wait to see more.
reminds me of the pixar lamp a bit, very cool!
Nice final result Richard. This would be awesome in ceramic. <br>

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Bio: I am a masters candidate at School of Visual Arts in New York. I have a Bachelor of Design Innovation in Industrial Design from Victoria ... More »
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