unfortunately I can't scan a Roman statue (I can't now, but a day...
), but I've in mind to scan something that looks just a little bit more modern: a "thing" with four wheels and a motor inside.
Yes, I've in mind to scan a car
. I want to scan it in more than one pieces (really, many pieces) to preserve a good survey of details.
Walter, the gray plastic sleeve is already needed for "indoor" scans. I'm doing some tests indoor, first to go outdoor.
Now I've check that new laser is quite good for get a survey of different surfaces color and material, coated only with a thin layer of talcum powder (removeable only with a breath [I hope that there is no wind the day when I will scan the car!]).
White talcum can be useful , but obviously not the better choise. I'm searching a special spray like used here: http://www.avrsc.com/laser.php
(thank you cnc Dave
for the link
About the "indoor" test for materials and surfaces hard to scan, I can see that a 16 mW focusable laser is ok.
As you can see in the attached image, the scan result WITHOUT panels is good... yes, there are many little waves that create a noise in the scans, but the fusion process in ShapeFusion decrease this noise. For the scan result of this circuit, I've moved the laser just a little away the object, around 80 cm of distance, for a better test about laser's power and focus (you can see the line aspect in my "parameters" message, here: viewtopic.php?p=6547#p6547
I hope that this italian spring become more stable (now the wheater is rainy and sunny, alternately), to start the OutDoor scan test on a big objec, a Volvo 850 car.