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Vince

I Miss the Shoutbox (+ Awesome 3D Scanning Technique)

I found an amazing video on scanning 3D objects in the real world and getting their textured mesh into 3D programs like Blender--only using a camera!  I came here to mention it on the shoutbox, but it's gone and nobody was in the chat room but me.  'Just my personal opinion, but I miss the shoutbox.

You can find the Youtube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6eqW6yk50k

Basically you take a bunch of pictures of the object from different views, then use free software to convert the images to a textured 3D mesh.  Below you see an actual rock on the ground, then a screen shot of a textured 3D mesh of the rock in LightWave.  I just checked to verify that the free programs you need are still available--they are.

 

RockMeshInLightWave.png

RockOnGround.png

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Very cool Vince. I think I heard about this awhile ago. Now that I have a good camera, maybe I`ll check it out.

 

 

 

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Too good to be true... How much?

Your camera and time only.  Watch the video.  :)

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Your camera and time only.  Watch the video.  :)

This marvellous sorftware is free? What's the catch? :)

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This marvellous sorftware is free? What's the catch? :)

That it might melt your system with how high rez it makes the models.

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