3d scanning from a cell phone


#1

Just found this cool video and thought it could be useful for designing new 3d objects.

It’s a bit lengthy so the TLDW is here’s some free software that will let you take a ton of photos from every conceivable angle and turn it into a 3D model.


#2

THAT’S COOL! I’ve used the 3d laser scanners before so I think it’s pretty cool getting a similar point cloud from just your phone


#3

Very cool!

I have some ideas that could benefit from something like this, would definitely save some time on modeling.

I wonder, can it be used for entire rooms?


#4

Video author claims you can scan a room.


#5

You should be able to. I’ve never used this software, but I’ve definitely constructed 3D models from a series of pictures. It’s a great way to get you and your loved ones as a model.


#6

If anyone here has an Xbox Kinect 2 camera, check out the 3D Scan app for Windows 10. The Kinect even has a 1/4" mount nut for tripod or selfie stick use with a laptop.

How-to video here:


#7

Doesn’t 123D Catch do this? I’m thinking of downloading it, and it should work well with 123D Make and Design.


#8

http://skanect.occipital.com/ is also a good app for 3d scanning using the kinect.


#9

Good tips on the Kinect camera. I have a neglected Xbox sitting around and now I can cannibalize it.


#10

The end results are similar, but the way they go about doing it is different, and you might get better results one way than you do another.

123D Make uses a series of photographs and mathematical wizardry to determine the shape of an object.

Using a Kinect is more like using a video camera, at multiple frames per second. It doesn’t take a series of stills, it takes a video. It also has a second camera it uses at the same time, which shines an infrared mesh on the object. As it’s filming, the mesh is flashed on the subject, giving it a sense of the shape it’s looking at in front of it.

Combined together, it gets a better and more fluid view of objects than the series of photos could.


#11

Pretty cool! at the end of the video, there’s a link to Autodesk Memento Beta. That looks pretty cool, too. Google Camera has a “Photo Sphere” feature that maybe could be useful here. Can’t seem to find it in Google play to link it, but it’s on my Nexus 5 phone. Maybe bundled with Snapseed or Google Photos or something. Need to play around with it more to find out how useful it is for this type of application, though.