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3D Scanning with Structure Sensor

Updated: Nov 14, 2019

Class: Performative Avatar

Instructor: Matt Romein

The above image is the 3D scan that came out of itSeez3D program, using a Structure Sensor attached to the back of an ipad.

A few points I could draw after the 3D scanning session:

1. It did require a couple of attempts to figure out the scanning techniques that would potentially improve a scan job. Each time, we would adjust the angle, or movements of the camera in order to capture a better scan. However, I find that this is a task that takes a lot more tests and practices in order to get good at it.

2. We tried in 2 different environments: one that was empty space and another a few objects and furniture pieces around. In the space where there were items around, the scan would pick up those other items

The image on the right shows the result in the more clustered space.

The video below shows the result from the more empty space.

3. We also tried scanning two people at the same time, and intentional movement of body part during the scan to see what effects it would make.

Below is an example of more creative approach to scanning.

4. There are always imperfections with the scan. However the program seems to automatically fill in any missing parts of your scan. Having said that, depending on what you are trying to achieve (whether it be something of a normal look of human face/figure, or some more creative effects) some of the automatic fillings may or may not be what you want for your scan.

5. When another person 3D scanned me, it did create an interesting feeling of being captured with a camera as if someone was recording very closely an image of you. And, once a 3D image is created, I experienced the excitement towards what was about to be produced, how the 3D image would look like. These images came out a lot more realistic than I thought.

I look forward to what we can do next with these 3D scanned images and how to edit some of them, and to what extent you can edit or alter them.