OpenSkan: An Open Source Full Body 3D Scanner

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OpenSkan: An Open Source Full Body 3D Scanner


HeatSync Labs’ Moheeb Zara built this full body scanner with a Kinect that raises and lowers on a gantry while a turntable rotates the subject. The resulting scans are rendered with the help of ReconstructMe software. more photos on Flickr. [Thanks, David!]


10 thoughts on “OpenSkan: An Open Source Full Body 3D Scanner

  1. joe says:

    Ooh, a commercial software that taps into the kinect system. $200 is a little steep, but if it can export decent dummy models at true scale, it’d be worth it. Seriously considering buying a kinect and this software now, lots of possibilities!

  2. Moheeb Zara (@virgilvox) says:

    Do it! Marcos (guy in the picture) had some crazy hair from the back and it captured it well enough to print with fine detail. There is a free version of ReconstructMe and a non-commercial version of Skanect and there is also a software called Scenect.

  3. Juli says:

    Did you run into any problems with ReconstructMe recognizing the Kinect? Still trying to get a fix….

    1. Moheeb Zara (@virgilvox) says:

      Oh gosh yes. The kinect is a pain to get working with drivers because ReconstructMe uses openNI drivers which conflict with the drivers that autoinstall. that should help fix it :D

  4. joe says:

    Found a kinnect on ebay for $32, it’s on it’s way. I’ll mess around with the software next week. Thanks for the alternate software titles to try out.

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