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  10 October 2013
3D scanning in conjunction with C4D?

This is slightly OT but I'm looking at investing in a 3D scanner which I will be using in conjunction qwith C4D. It will mainly be for scanning small to medium-sized objects (maybe a max of 8 inches in height). Has anyone got any knowledge of these, or used one, or can recommend one, or has heard great things about a certain model?

I'm very interested in this so all thoughtd and comments are very welcome.
  10 October 2013
Hey Neil,

i've only worked with David Laserscanner (it's name is quite misleading as it also supports strucutred ight scanning using a projector): http://www.david-3d.com/

its resolution can be quite high when calibrated properly. i've used it to scan faces.

it is compatible with cinema 4d as it exports .obj files. meshes require cleanup though.

i've personally not heard of any scanner outputting native c4d files but then again my knowledge is very limited there.

the one thing i can recommendnis the david structured light kit which contains everything to get you started:

  10 October 2013
I can't vouch for it since I haven't gotten my hands on mine yet, but I'm really excited to have a scanner coming from the Matterform project:


I do have this crazy little app on my phone from Autocad 123D Capture that stitches together 10-40 photos of an object into a 3d model. I'm going to DL the PC version and see if I can generate a useful model.
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  10 October 2013
You should ask this in general discussions, there is nothing really C4D specific when it comes to 3D scanning.
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  10 October 2013
Thanks guys for the replies. I'm just reseaching for now as I'm looking at both cost and quality (aren't we all?) before jumping in and getting one.

I also take your point Srek so I've posted this in General Discussions too.
  10 October 2013
the kinect is not a bad scanner. easy to use and you get good results quick, also its quite cool watching your mesh generate right before your eyes
  10 October 2013
Huh? How does that work? I have a Kinect. Any tutorials you could point to me?
  10 October 2013
Originally Posted by Neil V: Huh? How does that work? I have a Kinect. Any tutorials you could point to me?

download the kinect SDK, install, then run the browser.


in there you will find a bunch of goodies to play with, such as facial and body tracking, and of course acouple of examples for scanning. have fun
  10 October 2013
Cool. Thanks Glen.
  10 October 2013
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