Here's a step-by-step guide to help you capture your first scan with KScan3D.
1: Install KScan3D
If you haven’t installed KScan3D yet, please follow the instructions listed in the Installation section.
2: Connect the Sensor
Plug the Kinect or Xtion sensor into an available USB 2.0 port on your computer. When using a Kinect, plug the other end of the cable into an electrical outlet.
Ensure that Windows recognizes the sensor and wait for confirmation that the device is now ready to be used.
3: Select an Object to Scan
Select an object that you wish to scan. For best results, you may want to choose a neutral-colored object with a matte, non-glossy finish that is at least as large as an adult-sized shoe. Human faces and bodies are great to scan, too!
4: Launch KScan3D
Double-click the KScan3D icon to launch the software.
5: Create a New Project
Select the Projects tab at the top of the screen, then select the New project icon. Enter a name for your new project and click the OK button.
6: Aim the Sensor at the Object
Aim the sensor so it is level and facing the object.
You’ll notice two live video feeds on the right-hand side of the KScan3D screen: one displays the RGB camera feed and the other displays the depth sensor feed. When using the Xtion PRO, only the depth sensor feed is displayed.
Position the object and/or the sensor so that the object is visible in the depth sensor feed.
7: Press the SCAN Button
Make sure the sensor and the object are steady, then press the large, green SCAN button on the left-hand side of the KScan3D screen.
KScan3D will quickly scan the object (and portions of the environment around the object) and create a 3D mesh that represents the scanned data.
Congratulations! You’ve captured your first scan with KScan3D.
Capturing an entire object requires scanning the object from all angles. You can move the sensor around the object and scan it from multiple angles, or you can keep the sensor stationary and rotate the object.
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