3D Scanning Vegetable gourd forms

While I wait for my dried gourds to arrive, I purchased a few butternut squashes to practice bringing natural forms into the computer and fitting parts to them.

Here are the first results. I used 123d catch to scan the form, then opened it in Meshmixr. Managed to get those files into Fusion 360. Eventually, a real 3D scanner will be necessary to do this right, but this was a good learning process:Gourd_Mesh Squash_Mesh


Here are the images of how 123d catch breaks up the surface of the squash to produce a photo-realistic skin for the 3D model:

Squash1_Texture_0 Squash1_Texture_1


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