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The use of a low-cost visible light 3D scanner to create virtual reality environment models of actors and objects
Author(s): Jeremy Straub
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Paper Abstract

A low-cost 3D scanner has been developed with a parts cost of approximately USD $5,000. This scanner uses visible light sensing to capture both structural as well as texture and color data of a subject. This paper discusses the use of this type of scanner to create 3D models for incorporation into a virtual reality environment. It describes the basic scanning process (which takes under a minute for a single scan), which can be repeated to collect multiple positions, if needed for actor model creation. The efficacy of visible light versus other scanner types is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2015
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9478, Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications X, 94780H (22 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2177878
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Jeremy Straub, Univ. of North Dakota (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9478:
Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications X
Eric J. Kelmelis, Editor(s)

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