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Thin edge scanning practices?

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Thin edge scanning practices?

Postby dennik » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:26 am

I have an object that ends up at a thin edge, I'd say 1-2mm.
For that reason I'm finding it hard to scan a proper geometry, furthermore fuse front and back together.
What would be the best way to scan such objects? Have a "dummy" object next to it and align to that?
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Re: Thin edge scanning practices?

Postby hal » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:14 am


you right. a dummy object is the best solution. You should place something like one or more little cubes or shperes (maybe done with polustyrene) on the edge. so you can see them from the two sides. this will help you a lot.

If you don't want to hide the small portions of the objects where the dummies should be placed, you can choose the second way: put the object on the floor or on a basament platform and then move near your problematic side one or two simple objects, like cubes or simple solid shapes. Scanning all around and be carefully don't moving the object and the dummies, you can have a "non ivasive" reference for the alignment.

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Re: Thin edge scanning practices?

Postby SeaBorneScanner » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:48 am

A small piece of blue-tac works great for this.
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