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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Scanning with DAVID Laserscanner

In this recipe, we'll learn how to scan an object from multiple views by carefully moving the object around a central point. Using the free edition of DAVID Laserscanner, we'll save the scans as low-resolution .obj files.

Getting ready

The camera should be set up and successfully calibrated. Before we make our first scan, we need to make a minor adjustment in our camera exposure. Position the toy block on its base, as close as possible to the calibration corner. Dim the lights and turn the red-line laser on. Focus the line on the block and adjust the camera exposure until only the line is visible and sharp. Try to keep the background as dark as possible.

How to do it...

We will proceed as follows:

  1. From the side menu, ...

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