Basic Human Scan With Kinect & ReconstructMe Console

Introduction: Basic Human Scan With Kinect & ReconstructMe Console

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This instructable will cover the basic process of making a 3D Scan of a Human Body using the XBOX 360 Kinect, a Windows PC, and the software ReconstructMe (Console Edition).

Nicolas Brunet made a wonderful tutorial for doing a multivolume scan of a person. This instructable would not have been possible without his video. Check him out!

This instructable assumes a number of things!
1) You have some way of rotating a human around in a smooth, steady fashion. We will address this in a future instructable.
2) You have ReconstructMe Console Edition already installed and functioning with the appropriate drivers for your XBOX 360 Kinect 
3) You have a copy of Meshlab already installed and functioning.
4) You have a basic understanding of navigating the Windows environment.

Configuring ReconstructMe
ReConstructMe allows for a variety of different scanning modes. You can specify the detail level, scannable  volume size, and much more through a config file located in the cfg directory of your installed folder.  We utilized the default human_highres config file. You will need to tell ReconstructMe to use this file in order to complete a full body scan.

To do this:
  • Create a shortcut to the ReconstructMe.exe program
  • Right click on the shortcut
  • Select "properties"
  • Add this to the end of the target field: "--scan --sensor mskinect,0 --config cfg/volume_1m_highres.txt" 

Watch the video
Once you have ReconstructMe up and running, watch the video to learn how to make a basic scan. With everything setup properly, you should be able to digitize a full body within two or three minutes. Good luck!

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    Oh my gosh, that was the most friendly, to the point, and helpful instructables guide I have seen :) If I had the materials on hand or some cash to get them, I would totally be playing with this the next free time I got. Please tell me how to do more cool things :)


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Hey there! :)

    Nice project! Could you tell me which version of ReconstructMe did you use? And maybe where I can get it now?