Jump to content
DOSBODS
  • Welcome to DOSBODS

     

    DOSBODS is free of any advertising.

    Ads are annoying, and - increasingly - advertising companies limit free speech online. DOSBODS Forums are completely free to use. Please create a free account to be able to access all the features of the DOSBODS community. It only takes 20 seconds!

     

  • 0

3D scanning


Caravan Monster

Question

Caravan Monster

Any pointers on where to start with 3D scanning? The objective is to scan a car body and use the scan to produce cross section templates to copy the body. Have old school drawing boards to scale up shapes. Equipment budget in the £100s rather than £1000s and user friendliness in the vaguely competent linux home user range.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

Caravan Monster
2 hours ago, XswampyX said:

Oh... Where's the picture and what's the car?

Sorry, it's best not to put such things on the web :ph34r: It's not that exciting to look at.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, Caravan Monster said:

Thanks all, I had missed these replies :$ Turns out I had misunderstood the original question. All there is to go on is one fuzzy black and white photo of the car and so far as we know there aren't any more bodies from the same coach builder to take photos of. I don't think the wonders of computer technology will be able to help with this one, old school by eye and lots of trial and error. Cars are difficult because they have to look right from every angle.

Oh... Where's the picture and what's the car?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Caravan Monster

Thanks all, I had missed these replies :$ Turns out I had misunderstood the original question. All there is to go on is one fuzzy black and white photo of the car and so far as we know there aren't any more bodies from the same coach builder to take photos of. I don't think the wonders of computer technology will be able to help with this one, old school by eye and lots of trial and error. Cars are difficult because they have to look right from every angle.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The guys that do vinyl wraps work off 3d models for most cars and they will be accurate with no odd a artefacts, good chance that a particular car you want to scan already has a good representation in a usable form -  so there will be a library or two where these are readily available.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...