Laser Digitization
How to digitize a subject with a cheap line laser.

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It’s very easy.

1) Download the software from Davids site. ( At the end of this site you will find the links.)

2) Print the camera calibration file.

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3) fold it and place it like this.

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4) i use a good webcam. ( i have a philips spc100nc )
( i had a logitech, that was better, but the webcam software give an error on my virusscan software )

The laser i use is a 16mW line laser.

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On Laser Fuchs you can buy this laser for 123 euro.
Type LC650-16-3-F
The good points of this laser : you can sharping the line to every distance. ( i hope you understand my english )
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The laser works on 2 batteries.

5)If you starts the program choose calibrate.
If you got errors ( to many or less points ) , please set your camera to black and white.

6) laser_digitising02 place the subject

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hold the laser like this, and turn all the light’s off.

8) on the next page click start.
and turn your hand and move the laser light over the subject.

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The big picture displayed slowly on the screen.

Links:

Davids Laserscanner software download page

Davids Laserscanner Gallery page

Davids Laserscanner Forum