Join Kacie Hultgren for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a subject, part of 3D Scanning with a Camera.
- Not every object is a good candidate for scanning…with photogrammetry. Let's explore how to choose a subject.…Here are some factors to think about.…Your subject needs to be inanimate…or sitting perfectly still.…It takes several minutes to take the necessary photos…and while it's possible to scan something that's alive,…it's easier to work with inanimate objects,…especially while you're first learning.…Pick an object that allows full access.…Ideally, you'll want to move 360 degrees…around your subject.…
The surface of the object is really important…and a matte surface is the easiest to work with.…Transparent, reflective, glossy, or metallic objects…aren't going to work for this process.…This process relies on the object looking the same…from all angles, and reflections create surface distractions…that throw off the triangulation process.…There aren't any hard-and-fast rules about size,…but your object will need to fill the whole frame…of your camera.…
If you want to capture something very large,…you might need a ladder to get up to take your high shots.…
- Choosing the right subject
- Taking photos
- Tips for capturing a great scan
- Processing your scan with 123D Catch
- Repairing a scan with Meshmixer
- Touching up UV maps with Photoshop
- Preparing a file for 3D printing
- Uploading files to Shapeways for printing
Skill Level Beginner
Up and Running with 3D Printingwith Kacie Hultgren1h 16m Appropriate for all
Getting Started with MakerBot 3D Printerswith Kacie Hultgren1h 5m Appropriate for all
1. Photogrammetry Basics
2. Scanning an Object
3. Repairing a Scan
4. 3D Printing with a Desktop Printer
3D printing with Meshmixer2m 28s
5. 3D Printing with Shapeways
Next steps1m 1s
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