This nutcracker was fused of nine single scans each scanned without background panels.
The scanner was a stepping motor device already presented some time ago:viewtopic.php?p=260#p260
In the meantime the 3.75° motor was replaced by a 0.9° one. So the resolution could be increased to 0.009° per step in the half step mode. This corresponds to a displacement of the laser line at 1m to 0.157mm per step. Furthermore an up/down counter was connected to the stepper to come easily back to the starting position after the reference scan (and the other object scans of course).
Camera: Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 at a resolution of 960x720 pixels @ 15 fps
Laser: Focusable green LC532-5-3F(16x65) from David Laser Shop
Scan speed: 7.7 steps per second
Single scans: 1 x scanned (other is impossible at the moment), 1 x interpolated and not smoothed
Fusion: Poisson, resolution = 1000, Smoothness = 2, Removal = 3
P.S.: Do you know whom famous man this nutcracker shall allegorise?