The following website shows how you can use any digital camera to scan a 3D object to convert for 3d printing.
This site describes the process about using the 123DCatch App in greater detail:
Photogrammetry is the process/science of making measurements -- and thereby scanning 3D objects/environments from photographs. See how photogrammetry is being used today in major projects with Photomodeler
Other 3D capturing utilities:
On the more technical side:
I have set up an XBox Kinnect with my PC for 3D scanning. I had the Kinect and PC but had to purchase the interface - and I'm trying to learn more about software, e.g. Skanect and the NuGet Kinect resources.
Kinect SDK for Windows: https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Qs9HJkyAaN0
Microsoft 3D Builder (Not work with Win 7; only Win 8.1 . . . but Win 10?)
Microsoft 3D Repair
Kinect Fusion (I haven't found download site for this yet)
I found "Kinect Fusion" available through something called a NuGet package manager. Have any of you heard of or used NuGet for anything? (This falls under computer programming stuff relevant to 3D printing.)
Below are the pertinent pages for information and installation. (The first >PM command-line is for the x84 version).
What is NuGet?
NuGet is the package manager for the Microsoft development platform including .NET. The NuGet client tools provide the ability to produce and consume packages. The NuGet Gallery is the central package repository used by all package authors and consumers.
Microsoft Kinect Fusion (x64) 2.0.1410.19000
Microsoft Kinect Fusion reconstructs a 3-D model of an object or environment by combining a continuous stream of data from the Kinect for Windows sensor. It allows you to capture information about the object or environment being scanned that isn’t viewable from any one perspective. This can be accomplished either by moving the sensor around an object or environment or by moving the object being scanned in front of the sensor.
See also an alternative NuGet https://chocolatey.org/
Perhaps some of the resources I'm posting have already been covered, but for the record, I'm posting them here:
"4D Printing is where 3D objects can change shape: