ReconstructMe Scan

by imageit, published

ReconstructMe Scan by imageit Sep 13, 2012


Had a lot of fun playing with ReconstructMe, it's a great piece of software. This is a scan of my head that was cleaned up with the following software. Blender, MeshLab, Netfab, Meshmixer07.

The 2 photos in black plastic were smoothed out by evaporating 2 spoons of acetone in a jar on my hot plate at 90 Degrees Celsius for 10 minutes. The method involves setting the heatbed to 110 for 10 minutes then drop the temperature to 90, add the acetone to the bottom of the jar and then lowering the object to be smoothed into the jar on a raised platform making sure no part of the printed object touches any acetone at any time since the evaporation is all that's needed to make the plastic smooth.

Leave the printed part in for 10 minutes or until done to your liking.

Note: Acetone is flammable, do not expose to any flame while working with it.

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Thanks for kind reply! :)

I have to study for more detail informations on their site.

How have you been the bet? ;)

I'm using the XBOX 360 Kinect, But you should be able to use either, but note ReconstructMe has different drivers i think so check on their website for details, you will need to have a fast pc with good graphic card, refer to their site. http://reconstructme.net/insta...

I didn't know you could use the Xbox Kinect with ReconstructMe, thought it had to be the Kinect for Windows version, no? Hmmm...

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I used slic3r to produce the gcode file and set the support material to 1.5mm and honeycomb and 45 deg. If you decide to print me out please post your photo, I have a bet going with friends who don't believe anyone will print it,... we'll see??


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imageit on Sep 15, 2012 said:

I used the X-Box Kinect Scanner with ReconstructMe Software.

Had the scanner sitting on the table pointing at me while I rotated on an office chair.

Saved the file as a .ply took it into Blender and exported it as an .stl then Meshlab to remove unwanted areas then Netfabb to fix holes using auto fix and finally Meshmixer07 to smooth surfaces.

Anonymous on Sep 15, 2012 said:

I didn't know you could use the Xbox Kinect with ReconstructMe, thought it had to be the Kinect for Windows version, no? Hmmm...

jspark on Sep 15, 2012 said:

Sorry again.. ;)

I found the Kinect sensor for Windows. Is that right?

Thanks! :)

jspark on Sep 15, 2012 said:

Thanks for useful information! :-D

I think you know the most effective way to editing the 3d model for best quality.

I'd like to buy a X-Box Kinect camera for that.

Is the camera possible to work on the PC? :)

imageit on Sep 15, 2012 said:

jspark,I think you won me the bet,I'll find out when I see my friend if he pays up.

Your print came out great, what printer are you using? :-D

jspark on Sep 15, 2012 said:

Hi, Bill.

I'm using now the Modified UP Plus priter.

It was modified to control the working temperature which makes possible to use the normal ABS filaments instead of the expensive UP's OEM filaments. :)

jspark on Sep 15, 2012 said:

Oh! I'm sorry.. i got it!

The tool is ReconstructMe! I did't know that!

It's a really nice software! :)

jspark on Sep 15, 2012 said:


I hope you won the bet! :)

I wonder what method do you use for the scanning yourself?

Your scaned model is so nice!