3D Scanning Process and Mistake

About: Andrew Kamal is a techie by day, DIY enthusiast by night! Enjoy this small curation of projects.

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.

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