I finally had some time to start playing around with creating depth maps for the purpose of 3d engraving. I started with some of the sample 3d models i have in Cinema 4D.
Then it was just a matter of getting the camera setup right so that the focus area was just slightly larger then the 3d object. This will hopefully give me as much detail as possible in the final depth map.
Here is a few of the models that i rendered out. The detail looks pretty good but i can wait to see how well they engrave. Anyone with a pre-release or beta unit that wants to test them go right ahead.