Over the last few weeks, I have been lucky enough to use an amazing new 3D scanner from virtualrealityexp.co.uk for a project.
I have been playing with the idea of creating 3D assets from real life objects for use in VR and online, here’s how it works:
Structure Sensor – 3D Scanner by Occipital
This ingenious scanner attaches to an iPhone or iPad brace and combines a laser, depth camera and your own device’s camera to stitch together a three-dimensional image which can be used in VR, 3D modelling and with some work, 3D printed.
Below is an example scan of ‘Sample Steve’ our stand-in man and prototype model for VR presentations.
Steve was scanned in broad daylight in the street outside my office from the knees up using the handheld scanning attachment.
The scan took no more than three minutes – although we did repeat this three times for the best results.
Soon we will be attempting to get a better quality scan with the use of a tripod and/or turntable. Not bad for a first attempt!