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Point cloud of a scan of a stone face from the Henry Bowen Anthony fountain in Lippit Park at the head of Blackstone Boulevard in Providence RI. Available on Thingiverse.
The Assignment For This Week:
- 3D scan an object
- Extra Credit: edit and print an object that you scanned
- Read Chapter 9: Scanning in 3D in Getting Started with Makerbot
- We will be using the Kinect and ReconstructMe to create scans of each student.
- We will scan each other during class in Providence.
- You will each edit and print your scan.
- Afterward, you can scan and print whatever you like.
Mesh Editing Software
Download and Install These Software Packages
Download Netfabb Studio Basic
MeshMixer Tutorial Videos
Meshmixer YouTube Chanel
videos on how to use Meshmixer with advanced tips and tricks
3D Scanning Hardware / Software
Scanning 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
Scanning without a Scanner: 123D Catch
123D catch photoscene of a skull.
You can use your iPhone, iPad or regular digital camera.
Video Tutorial - ReconstructMe Mesh Cleanup
Tony Buser's Seminal Video Tutorial
This video tutorial is a little out of date now (there is a more concise / updated version of how to clean up these scans in Chapter 9 of Getting Started with MakerBot, but it is Tony Buser's seminal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.
3D Scan Cleanup from Tony Buser on Vimeo.