Re: FW: 2D/3D scanning of small brass pieces

From: Bathsheba Grossman (
Date: Fri Mar 01 2002 - 01:28:08 EET

On Thu, 28 Feb 2002 wrote:
> Over the years, I've tried scanning the brass on a flatbed scanner and using
> Streamline or anything else to trace the outline, but I'd like to get
> something much more accurate, and the shininess of brass means that the
> scanner doesn't pick up the edges well. I'm thinking that maybe a 3D scanner
> could do this, and maybe produce the outline, even though the outline we
> need is just 2D?

A home remedy for shininess:

#1 Spray-paint brass black

#2 Place on white paper

#3 Photograph with digital camera

#4 Streamline

#5 Not accurate enough? Get a more expensive digital camera.

Just a thought. And you probably had it already. Oh well.

Bathsheba Grossman (831) 429-8224
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Bronze sculpture

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