Tuesday, October 13, 2015
I've been scanned!
While at the Great Electric Train show last weekend, thanks to a deal done through my local club, I've been 3D scanned by Modelu.
The process is simple - you stand still while Alan walks around you waving a tablet PC with a couple of lenses on the back. For show, this is connected to a big screen and if you are pointing in the right direction, you can see the image build up.
A couple of minutes later, the whole 3D person appears on scree, first in white and then fully coloured.
The effect is amazing. As you can see, my shirt is a complicated large check pattern but it's captured it. I'm holding a notepad gricer style. The only omission is my glasses, which confuse the scanner and defeat the printer.
I've ordered a 4 and 7mm version of me. When they arrive, I'll post the results here.