Digitizer Update 3 | Thrift & Scan


In order to continually optimize the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, the MakerBot team scans and tests objects to see the results. MakerBot engineer Jamie found some test subjects at a local thrift store:


The scan accurately captures the feathery details of the Angel’s wing, thanks to the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner’s depth resolution specifications.


The  lighthouse has subtle textures that are beautifully captured in our scan. Many of the organic textures found on the original model lighthouse can be found in the resulting scan.




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You can see the full “Digitized!” collection here.

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  • chris grace
    June 12, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Why are none of the printed objects the correct size? Does the scanner have any way to capture scale or is it just a relative point cloud?

  • yuck
    June 12, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    yuck. that’s horrible !

  • Nonny
    June 27, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    It is a promising start, but clearly has a way to go yet.

    It is remarkable to get it working at all, but I am a little puzzled by the tennis player, who seems to be looking in a slightly different direction (more face-on) than the original?


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