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Open Source 3D scanning

I did find only one 3d scanner which uses structured light. There is many projects using a laser diode. And these systems are completely opensource. Structured Light Structured Light 3D Scanning by ...
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Printing Plastic Replacement Parts

The easiest way is as you currently do: model the pieces by hand, using (digital) calipers to measure them. Scanning technology isn't very good, and the models are not of printable quality. Usually, ...
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Laser 3D scanner is used in the movie to scan a key: technically possible?

There have been instances where people have replicated a key from a photograph of a key. A multi-minute scan of a key seems like overkill, but that appears to be a very large key so maybe so. Is it ...
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Am I allowed to publish a 3d scan of a statue/thing I bought?

If the design was made from an artist and is not public domain, than you should not upload that scan without the (written) permission of the creator of the design. Espacially a scan of a decorative ...
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How to print LiDAR file format LAS

Because my research shows that LAS files are point cloud data, you would first have to convert the point cloud to a mesh. Point clouds are just that, data references to points in 3d space. A printing ...
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How to optimally make a 3D model of an object using photos?

Usually, the largest variability in 3D imaging is lighting, closely followed by the color scheme. You'll probably want to heed some of the following points: No colors in the background/stand, keep to ...
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Am I allowed to publish a 3d scan of a statue/thing I bought?

First thing to do is get a lawyer skilled in copyright law as applicable where you live. It's going to depend in no small part on whether your scanned model is considered a copy or a transformative ...
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How to use a BLTouch or equivalent touch probe to 3D scan objects with a 3D printer?

I don't know the probe, but I have used a delta 3D printing machine (of my design) to scan a surface. It takes some time. Your resolution will be limited by the probe geometry of the touch probe tip....
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Laser scanning to 3D printer

Same menu, different location in the sub-menu (at the bottom): As T.M. states in their comment, see Poisson mesh reconstruction on StackOverflow: MeshLab 2016 now uses the new version of the ...
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Adding points to a point cloud

A good free tool for editing meshes would be Blender. Linux, Windows, Mac are supported. It has a serious learning curve, and is somewhat counter-intuitive in use (right click object to select) unless ...
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Using Kinect 360 as 3D Scanner

I tried the same setting old kinect (but for PC - actually with power supply and usb-cable) plug to my surface windows10. After some troubles, it works now ;-) The mentioned MS 3D scan and kinect ...
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Layman term explanation of the difference between voxel and point cloud

A point cloud is often derived by sampling. Each point represents an observation. Sometimes, a point cloud is turned into a surface by fitting triangles to the points in the form of an STL file. A ...
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Printing Plastic Replacement Parts

There is scanning technology: either hardware or software (such software typically works from multiple 2D photographs). It has limitations, but is an active research area, and getting better all the ...
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Open Source 3D scanning

I have also been looking for some free or paid software for doing 3D scanning and the closest I have found to something that might work is thishttp://wedidstuff.heavyimage.com/index.php/2013/07/12/...
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Open Source 3D scanning

You can use a Kinect sensor for Xbox 360 OR Kinect sensor for Xbox One. That sensor allows you to get a true 3D surface with its SDK. You can connect these devices directly to your PC using USB (I ...
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How can I scan a thing and modify it or scan two things and compare them?

While I'm not sure what you mean by I want to scan a thing and modify it a little to see its effect. In general, a 3D scan typically results in a series of raw points. You'll need to convert the 3D ...
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Scan to vector?

There is the capable but somewhat expensive Scan2CAD. Otherwise, if you're happy with outlines and not centre lines, scan b&w, aggressively clean up macules, mask off text, and then vectorize in ...
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Is it possible to convert a Las /Laz file into an STL or OBJ file?

Given that LAS/LAZ is LiDAR point cloud data, there is a GIS tool called las2tin to convert these files to a triangle based mesh called Triangular irregular networks or TIN by the GIS community. Other ...
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3D scanner data acquisition

The Creaform EXAscan is according to the manufacturer a laser based machine. This means that it determines data points and their positions by some triangonometry done with a laser, 32.000 times a ...
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Building a program to convert LiDAR data directly to an STL or directly to G-code

TL;DR - The problem would appear to be that some of the steps require a bit of manual tinkering in order to complete them successfully - it isn't just a simple question of conversion. So, no (not ...
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Identify 3D scan technolgoy

That's not Structured light, it is a camera. The camera makes a series of photos - one with each flash. Then, the photos are stitched to create a 3D model using a code that is similar to one I was ...
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3D scanner for both replicate and quality control 3D prints

Thus question is very close to being out of the scope of the questions encouraged on the 3D Printing SE site, but you have worked closely with Trish and Oscar to make it into less of a "recommend" ...
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Getting precise measurement of a complex rod

In an earlier comment you stated that you cannot take it apart. So without taking it apart, you could try to determine the profile the old-fashion way with a piece of cardboard and a short pencil, ...
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Getting precise measurement of a complex rod

You need to disasemble the part and measure it with special equipment, a caliper can help but only as reference since the part has an angled shape. I recommend to use an optical comparator (base ...
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Resources on getting horus/ciclop scanners to work?

I don't know if this will work but BQ commercializes a Ciclops scanner and have some downloads in their webpage (https://www.bq.com/en/support/ciclop/support-sheet). There are different Horus and ...
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Resources for making 3d scans of electrically conductive materials?

I have heard of similar scanning not using the electrical connecting but using the capacitance of the metal object to detect it. Capacitive Scanning works by detecting a metal object near the prob so ...
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3D scanner data acquisition

So if the original manufacturer still exists, (which they appear to, and even list your scanner under 'legacy' products) your best chance of getting it working is going to be to contact them directly. ...
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can the intel sense "xyzprinters 3dscanner" work on amd prossessors anyway?

Here are some ways a program might indicate incompatibility: There is something in the code that is actually incompatible -- such as some Intel-only DSP instructions. They are using an Intel library ...
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Layman term explanation of the difference between voxel and point cloud

I believe a point cloud is just a collection of points, while voxels - "3D pixels" - define location and a cube area. They seem to be pretty equivalent mathematically.
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How to optimally make a 3D model of an object using photos?

I don't have enough reputation to comment. This is a short pointer to another webpage: https://www.sculpteo.com/blog/2016/01/20/turning-a-picture-into-a-3d-model/ It may be helpful.
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