Intro: 3D Scanning Process and Mistake
Recently, I tried using a portable 3D scanner for the first time in an attempt to making a mold. One thing that I realized is that I didn't have proper lighting, the angle needs to be fully straight, as well as the fact that free hanging objects (such as a circuit board) are hard to scan given that it isn't fully solid composition.
Step 1: Lightroom Effects
One of the things about the particular software I was using was the lighting settings. I had to configure the scanner to do full depth scanning to get the best result. However, given the object was free hanging, it wasn't optimal.
Step 2: The Scanning Process
Once the 3D scanner did a full 360 degree view of the object, I kept having to flip it for it to compile the scan
Step 3: The End Result
The result I got was an unusable mess for making a mold. Even utilizing the fix mesh feature for its software didn't fully work, because it tried covering in non-solid spaces. The valuable lesson is not all 3D scanners work on the same type of object, as well as a lesson on how 3D scanners in general work.