3D Laser Scanners - Blender, Meshlab, Kinect, Photo Synth and Second Life

Experimental stuff > see links and walkthroughs...

Joining Kinnect to Scratch - Amazing


http://scratch.saorog.com/




Joining Kinect to Second Life:


http://www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=334615133&gid=744527&type=member&item=41039515&articleURL=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.knowsense.co.uk%2Fblog%2F_archives%2F2011%2F1%2F20%2F4731040.html&urlhash=1oXz&goback=.gde_744527_member_41039515


It is now possible to capture 3D environments into models from one or two Kinect cameras and infrared pointcloud maker or 3D Laser Scanner in Blender, Meshlab, PhotoSynth - the results can also be imported into Second Life as a Model.

Meshlab

There relevant Meshlab tutorials on how to Scan, Import, and clean Point Clouds are here

http://meshlabstuff.blogspot.com/2009/09/meshing-point-clouds.html

http://lcni.uoregon.edu/~mark/Projects/Brain_casting/Point_cloud_to_mesh.html

Blender

Blender Nation videos

Python script for Blender to "clean" Point CLouds http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=144504&page=1

Photosynth

Photosynth and Point Clouds http://www.personal.psu.edu/nmc15/blogs/anthspace/2010/06/bundler-and-photosynth-point-cloud-processing-in-meshlab-v123a.html

http://photosynth.net/discussion.aspx?cat=6b63cb81-8b57-4d5d-a978-41d5509bf59a&dis=ebe4ca77-6784-4b55-a452-eeaf3b2e84d1

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/photosynth/archive/2008/11/24/creative-uses-of-photosynth-in-science.aspx

http://synthexport.codeplex.com/

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-Internet-Related/Photosynth-Point-Cloud-Exporter.shtml

How to make a 3D Model from PhotoSynth - Complex

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuHJUS2olyc

http://binarymillenium.com/2008/08/photosynth-export-process-tutorial.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-sjaUjrTnw

http://binarymillenium.com/2008/08/photosynth-export-process-tutorial.html

http://channel9.msdn.com/blogs/larrylarsen/making-a-3d-model-from-a-photosynth

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/photosynth/archive/2008/11/24/creative-uses-of-photosynth-in-science.aspx


3D Laser Scanning to Make Point Clouds

Read more about other 3D Laser scanning technologies here...

Practical Applications > 3D Laser scans of Nottinghams Sandstone Caves by Nottingham University http://nottinghamcavessurvey.org.uk/index.htm

Research

If you want to dive really deep into the maths algorithms and software behind this try http://www.ros.org/wiki/pcl this is a subset site of the ROS Robotics one

and this documentation from Stanford University http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=344779.344940

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