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Kinect-Like 3D camera | hackengineer

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 08:32 -- rprice

Want to take 3D pictures? Need cool things to make with your 3D printer? This 3D camera build uses a Structured lighting technique to create a 3D representation that can be rendered with any 3D software. Structured lighting is basically a set of images that are sequentially projected onto a scene and captured with an ordinary CMOS camera. The deformation of the structured light is ran though an algorithm to determine the depth at each pixel. The resulting X,Y and Z coordinates (3D point cloud) are used to reproduce a 3D model of the scene.