• Saturday , 6 June 2020

Turbo-charging Kinect 3D scans with Blender

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This 3D scan was obtained with Skanect software by going a full circle around the model while filming her with Kinect. The resulting 3D model and its color texture were improved in Blender. Rendering was done with Cycles.

3D scans like these can be used for art, video games, special effects, 3D printed objects, etc. Kinect 3D scans are not suitable for closeups however, since Kinect 1 isn’t accurate enough to capture facial features properly.

Pro tip:
If you want to capture your model in a T-pose, let her support her arms on broomsticks that you later remove in your 3D software.
There are also free Kinect 3D scanning apps, like Kinect Fusion of Microsoft Kinect SDK, but those do not have integrated post-processing features for creating a watertight mesh.

Model: Dorothy Peterson
Music by Stephen Lu | “A Distant Future” | chibola.com/crfml (CC-BY license)
HDRI background by Christian Bloch: sIBL Archive (CC-BY-NC-SA license) hdrlabs.com


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  1. Raymond Mataka
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51


  2. lifehackertips
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    So glad you made her watertight at 0:25

  3. lifehackertips
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    Finally we can print wives!

  4. Janred
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    What… "Feeling lucky: Filling holes."
    What a dirty computer program! 😛

  5. Aria Mcmann
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    Why didn't you all show the part where I fucked Dorothy Peterson at the end?

  6. captain punch
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    Dat ass

  7. Bartholo Straub
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    that not is blander stupid! Dislike!

  8. Pasha Defragzor
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    good for proxy mesh, but too complicated ^^

  9. Max camilion
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    Once a scan of a person is completed can it be imported into a video editing program like say, after effects???

  10. Sergio Sanz Castaño
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    Hello! very nice skan. It's the sKanect pro or only sKanect?

  11. 3dmasters
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    Hello Ruis,
    I wanted to ask that you share how you did the texture uv map painting on the original texture.

  12. wi11y1960
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    Thumbs up for the model.  lol

  13. abriscine
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    Rien compris, merci quand même….

  14. Fernando Costa
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    There are some lucky IT people, hein? ; )

  15. LiveStreamNews
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    is the xtion pro live better than kinect for scanning?

  16. isaacthepeople4
    May 28, 2019 at 10:51

    Dang  this is amazing.

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