Franek Hasiuk, Department of Geological and Atm Sciences

3D Scanning: Digitizing an Object in Three Dimensions

 

3D Scanners are also called Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM's) and are often sold by companies specializing in engineering metrology (the measurement of parts).

Good discussion from Reddit

Sense3D vs Kinect

Great comparison from Exact Metrology

3D Scanning Hardware

Commercial

Crowfunded

Build-it-Yourself

Kinect and Xtion Software

Photogrammetry (Assembling 3D models from photos)

LIDAR--LIght Distancing And Ranging (1-2 cm beam diameter)

Penetrative Scanning (CT, NMR/MRI, Synchrotron)

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