photography to stl

From: Ken Tashiro (
Date: Fri Jan 23 1998 - 05:39:29 EET

Someone last year mentioned a need to convert a photo of a retiring engineer
to an STL file so that a gift of RP head can be created.

I ran across some technology which utilizes a digital camera, a point light
source, and some software to create a solid file based on an algorithm using
the shadows. A part the size and complexity of a 35mm camera was scanned
and "solidified" in 2 minutes. Is this neat?

Ken Tashiro
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Torrance, California 90505
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