You may have seen a similar project in the past, if not this might be something you should check out. If you have seen it, the process has matured somewhat and the quality of the imaging has improved. In addition to the Kinect and a decent PC, you will need to install the The Kinect SDK and Kinect Explorer, along with Reconstruct Me, AutoDesk 123D Catch and Skanect. Drop by Techware Labs to read through the setup instructions and see if this project catches your imagination, or if there are updates to the process your own Kinect scanner might benefit from.
"How many times have you sat there and thought about getting a 3D Scanner? If you are in to 3D printing then it’s probably a lot. If you go online and look for a 3D scanner you will find a lot of them with extremely high price tags. From $120 – $32,000. Seems a bit crazy on the high end but you are paying for the resolution. The idea behind a 3D scanner is that you use a laser that bounces back to a camera to tell it the contours of the model. Well what does a Kinect do? It scans a body for motion tracking using lasers and a camera. BINGO, there is a 3D scanner waiting to be used."
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