generating models from 3D scanner

Discussion in 'Renders and Illustrations' started by marcham, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. marcham

    marcham New Member

    Jan 27, 2014
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    I was woundering if anyone has used a homemade 3d scanner to create a model and create a working pepakura file.

    I was thinking of one of the homemade scanners in general (no specific one)

    I created one a while ago with a laser and I remember it created fairly nice 3d models but I'm not sure if they would be clean enough to convert into pepakura

    I'm not very artistic but I have lots of ideas....

    If anyone has any experience with it please let me know if this could work or if its a waste of time...

  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

    Apr 6, 2013
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    To you mean a proper 3D Scanner and the software necessary to unfold the model?

    This is the main issue with making paper models. I think the scanner is adding an unnecessary step. I see what you re trying do too, but Pepakura is such a crude designing program, though it makes nice stuff, I think a better modelling Program like Rhino3D 5.0 would allow for a more accurate model to be made. It has a higher learning curve, but pays off in the long run. :)