3d Scanning Tools and Tutorials
Short introduction to the main strategies for 3d scanning. Most of them are open source / freeware.
Mesh Editing Software
Download Netfabb Studio Basic link
Download Meshlab link
Download Meshmixer link
Meshmixer YouTube Chanel, videos on how to use Meshmixer with advanced tips and tricks
3DScanning with a Scanner: Microsoft Kinect
The Kinect is good for creating scans of large objects, like people. It is not good for capturing fine detail and may blur facial features slightly. You need a good graphics card to run ReconstructMe and a Microsoft Kinect.
Kinect Scanning Accessories
- Printable Kinect Handle (great for using with ReconstructMe)
Scanning without a Scanner: 123D Catch
you can use your iPhone, iPad or regular digital camera. 123D Catch
Video Tutorial - ReconstructMe Mesh Cleanup
This video tutorial is a little out of date now (there is a more concise / updated version of how to clean up these scans in Chapter 9 of Getting Started with MakerBot, but it is Tony Buser's seminal tutorial of how to clean up Reconstruct Me scans. It uses all of the mesh editing software above. It also feaures AS220 Labs member Matt Stultz.
Original tutorial by:
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