An Amazing Collection It’s been just over four months since the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner was released, and the results have been incredible. We’ve collected some of our favorite scans on MakerBot Thingiverse. Here are some of the highlights: Bored Turtle is an ideal object for 3D scanning on the MakerBot Digitizer. It required no preparation because it’s a great size (fits easily in an 8”x8” cylinder) and good color/texture (grey stone). It scanned well, and came out nicely on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. The Waving Cat was also a success on the MakerBot Digitizer. It’s also the right size for scanning, but it needed a little work to manage its shiny exterior, so it was painted grey. You can see it came out well and the 3D prints were fun to paint! This Swedish Moose (Thing # 188003) was a good object for the MakerBot Digitizer. It’s a correct size, and it required just a little powder to prepare it for scanning. The video below shows how it was scanned and gives an excellent example of what it’s like to create 3D models with the MakerBot Digitizer. Inspired? Now It’s Your Turn. If you own or plan to purchase a MakerBot Digitizer, take a look at the following blog posts from the Digitizer Education Series. They will teach you great tips and tricks for making high-quality 3D scans like the ones above. Topics include: Part 1: Introduction Watch a video taking you through the basics of MakerBot Digitizer. Part 2: Placement, Calibration, and Lighting Get important information on setting up your scanner and objects for scanning Part 3: Materials for 3D Scanning Learn what materials can be scanned as is, and which ones need some preparation. Part 4: Size and Stability of Objects Determine how big or small, and what shape your objects should ideally be for scanning. Part 5: MakerBot MultiScan Technology Use this amazing capability that allows you to scan an object from several angles and have the images combined into a more comprehensive 3D model. We hope you’re as excited to create 3D models with the MakerBot Digitizer as we are to see them. Keep submitting your work to MakerBot Thingiverse, and make sure you tag your entries with “Digitizer.” Happy scanning!