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  • lunatic69 commented on shapespeare's instructable 3d scan anything using just a camera9 months ago
    3d scan anything using just a camera

    Hi guys, i have been doing scans for a very long time and i can tell you that photogrammetry is not the way to go. It is painstakingly time consuming and the results are often acceptable. If you need to take 200 pictures from cookie and then a days work to process your pictures i will pass. For small objects just buy a line laser a rotating table and Moedls ipad app it will cost you less then a 100€ and in 5 min you have a perfect scan. For bigger objects (humans, cars etc.) i use Skanect and a Asus Xtion and if i want high resolution face overlay i use a Fuel 3D scanner or my fuji W3 3D camera. None of these are expensive and work fine for your basic needs. Keep it simple and low cost and if you really have a lot of money to spend then buy a good 3D scanner. Unfortunately this wil...see more »Hi guys, i have been doing scans for a very long time and i can tell you that photogrammetry is not the way to go. It is painstakingly time consuming and the results are often acceptable. If you need to take 200 pictures from cookie and then a days work to process your pictures i will pass. For small objects just buy a line laser a rotating table and Moedls ipad app it will cost you less then a 100€ and in 5 min you have a perfect scan. For bigger objects (humans, cars etc.) i use Skanect and a Asus Xtion and if i want high resolution face overlay i use a Fuel 3D scanner or my fuji W3 3D camera. None of these are expensive and work fine for your basic needs. Keep it simple and low cost and if you really have a lot of money to spend then buy a good 3D scanner. Unfortunately this will set you back more then 20000€.

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