IN THIS CHAPTER
Getting to know object repositories
Creating scans of objects
Working with photogrammetry
Getting ready to print
3D printers are becoming commonplace in businesses, schools, libraries, and homes. Online services such as Shapeways, Ponoko, and iMaterialise can transform 3D models into solid form even if you lack a printer of your own. A model can be shared with people around the world as easily as a song in MP3 format or a photograph on a photo-sharing site. This chapter reviews several ways to create 3D models suitable for printing or sharing.