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Print copy of real life object, starting with .mpo file or files

I want to make a 3D printed copy of a real object. I have access to a Nintendo 3DS which is capable of making 3D .mpo files. Is there a straight-forward method to convert these into a 3D printable ...
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3D scanner for both replicate and quality control 3D prints

I've switched to industrial 3D printing. I use 3DSystems Flex 100 printer. As I print high detailed parts soon I've found out that I have to use quality control. Software is not a question. I use ...
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How to use a BLTouch or equivalent touch probe to 3D scan objects with a 3D printer?

I thought about using a BLTouch probe to do 3D scans of objects. The objects to be suitable require smooth gradients and enough space for the probe, without anything hitting the print head/hot end. ...
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Software for processing laser scanner images

I have a Ciclop laser 3d scanner, sold as a kit (HE3D), that I've had for several months now without being able to use it, because the official Horus software is completely unmaintained and bitrotted -...
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Laser scanning to 3D printer

I have one *.xyz file (from a laser scan) that I wanted to mesh and create a 3D printable file. I saw some YouTube videos from Meshlab and try to follow the steps ...
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Why use more expensive 3D scanners over lower precision scanners?

I am about to buy a 3D handheld scanner for a project (I'm an artist interested in rendering 3D models of my work). What are the drawbacks of using lower precision relatively, inexpensive scanners? ...
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Resources on getting horus/ciclop scanners to work? [closed]

I have a Ciclop (HE3D version) scanner ready to try to use, but it seems the Horus software is hopelessly bitrotted. It has breakage from API-level changes at least in the Python bindings for OpenGL, ...
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Resources for making 3d scans of electrically conductive materials?

I would like to make a 3d scanner for accurately modeling very small metal parts. I figured I might be able to take advantage of the fact that metal conducts electricity, and avoid using light. This ...
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Am I allowed to publish a 3d scan of a statue/thing I bought? [duplicate]

I bought a buddha statue and I would like to scan it using photogrammetry and publish the result. Am I allowed to do that? Is this the same like scanning a book and publishing it? Sketchfab on the ...
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Getting precise measurement of a complex rod

I'm trying to build a headrest for my Sayl office chair. For that, I'm designing a 3d-printed part that's going to fit on one of the existing rods of the chair. Check out this picture: How would you ...
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3D scanner data acquisition

I found an old Creaform3D EXAscan laying around at the company I work for, and tried to plug it on a computer to see if it still works. I discovered that it uses a software called RapidForm for data ...
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Is there any public and reasonably accurate 3D scan from a Cray-2 computer? [closed]

I'm thinking about building a Cray-2 inspired cluster. I'm concerned about the exterior housing modules, proportions and panels. Has anyone done a good 3D scan of one?
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Adding points to a point cloud

I made a scan and got a cloud point file, but the cloud point is not that good, but I need to print it in a 3d printer as soon as possible, just to see how it would look. Basically it's missing some ...
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Stereo Camera and Projector Calibration for 3D Scanner

I am trying to understand what is the robust and clean way to calibrate structured light 3d scanner system. I have two cameras placed to be working as stereo and a projector between them. I found ...
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Is it possible to convert a Las /Laz file into an STL or OBJ file?

I would like to know if there is any tool/library (preferably python based) that could be used in parsing a Laz file to extract info that is normally found in 3d object files such as vertices. Which ...
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Scanning 3D with a Kinect v2 on AMD Ryzen 7? [closed]

My processor is running at 4.70 GHz and has 8 cores. I also have 32GB RAM. I have a USB 3.0 and a USB 3.1 xHCI hub, and Nvidia 1700 graphics card. Can I use the Kinect v2 and the adapter to scan ...
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can the intel sense “xyzprinters 3dscanner” work on amd prossessors anyway?

i ordred a xyzprinter 3d scanner today on ebay, bechause i through it would work with my quick new windows 10 pc setup. but when i tested the scanner compability i downloaded here now, it says that ...
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Layman term explanation of the difference between voxel and point cloud

can anyone explain in the simplest terms please what is the difference between a point cloud and a voxel mesh?
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BQ Ciclop or Horus bury the lower part of a model

After all calibrations the models are missing the lower about 10-15mm depending on their size and shape regardless of the value of Pattern Settings/Origin Distance in Horus which happens to be 21.5mm. ...
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How to optimally make a 3D model of an object using photos?

I would like to obtain a 3D model of my insoles. I tried to scan it with 123D catch but finding reference points is difficult because the insole is black. How could I improve the scanning? I attach a ...
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Open Source 3D scanning

I am trying to make a structured light 3D scanner using single camera, light projector and a turntable. After days on Google I did not find any reliable open source project which I can get to work. ...
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How can I scan a thing and modify it or scan two things and compare them?

I've been asking people about this, not no clue yet. I want to scan a thing and modify it a little. For example I have an object with 3 parts and I want to change the position of the third part ...
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How to print LiDAR file format LAS

I want to print a model that I acquired in the LiDAR file format LAS. I don't have a printer but I'm planning to send a model to one of those shops who print for you. What do I need to do beforehand ...
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Scan to vector?

I have some design diagrams only on paper. Scanning them to bitmaps is easy, but I've had no luck getting useful vectors out of them. I've tried vectorizers in programs like gimp, and a few online ...
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Printing Plastic Replacement Parts

On a number of occasions I've broken small plastic parts that are nearly impossible to replace but could easily be 3-D printed. The latest such mishap is the volume knob on the factory-installed ...