How To: Make 3D scans using your webcam

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Using freeware named DAVID, you can turn your webcam into a 3D scanner. DAVID was developed by computer scientists at the Institute for Robotics and Process Control (iRP) and is available for download (after completing a short form, of course).To make the scan, install the software (read the manual), put the object to be scanned in a corner with 90 degree angles and start the scanning process, and yes, you need to actually wave/move the webcam with your own hand. Unfortunately, the software with the algorithm that will create a complete 360 degree image is not yet available but DAVID still looks like it will show a decent 3D image. DAVID will work with Windows 2000/XP and Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1, and the online manual includes instructions for creating a right angle friendly corner.

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  • m.mohseni

    dear sir

    we from gold river way company for export and mport cnc machine for wooden work in art filed ,so for develop our part we have to buy 3d scanner to scanning 3d samples becouse we give sample to computer than cnc will make it,than i want asutable 3d scanner for my filed.please inform us about it .


  • Cameron

    i have a webcam and i want to make a real 3d thing because it's going to be fighting so i want it to look 3d i have 3d glasses not the red and bleu there plane but they work good so can you tell me how………

  • alireza

    I checked your 3d scanner machines
    1. is possible to scan jewellery with high resolution with your scanners?
    2. I want to know if your 3d scan files are readable in cnc machines or not?
    3. How much does your 3d machine cost and how can I deliver it?
    4. Is it possible that I deliver it from Dubai?

  • Fancy Jewellery India

    wow.. Its really very amazing and interesting. I would love to try it.