Microsoft Kinect for Xbox revealed itself as an excellent scanner, with which to acquire the shape of items. Let's see how to use it along with ReconstructMe, that in its more recent versions allows the creation of models that are accurate and ready to use.   The scan of solid objects, better known as 3D scanning, allows to obtain computer models with which to create virtual digital scenarios, characters to integrate in animations and videogames, but also and especially files to be used for 3D printing and for manufacturing via CNC milling machines. Ever since 3D printers have been spread to the general public, to scan a face, a bust, but also any object has become an ambition of many hobbyists; but unfortunately the machinery to do it (that is to say, the 3D scanners), is very expensive and undoubtely beyond the means of the common user. In these pages we propose to actually use the Kinect (the motion sensing device for Xbox players) to acquire the shape of […]

Source: 3D Scanning with Microsoft Kinect | Open Electronics