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Old 11-29-2022, 05:11 PM
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Default LIDAR and 3D Scanning Apps

I'm playing around with an app called 'Polycam' on my smartphone (many models use LIDAR). Lots of apps. Downloaded it to scan the living room to render different fake wood floors over our 30 yr old carpet, but played with it at the airport today.

Worked up a quick and dirty scan of both my RV-6 cockpit and of Rob's RV-8 engine today just for grins. Looking at the cockpit scan later I see one of the two pax headphone jacks on the side fuselage fell out. Impressive tech for not reading the instructions and playing with it for 90 seconds.

Didn't buy anything yet on the app, just playing for now. Recorded two short videos below spinning the processed scans around. Total nerd love.
Pro tip: If you scan your living room and your wife is sitting on the couch, it will creep her out.

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Old 11-30-2022, 01:05 PM
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Default another scanning app

For a free scanning app that you can use any camera including I phone try 3DF Zephyr Free check it out on youtube the number of photos ( 50 or 60)is limited in the free version but it is a good starting point before going to a pay version.
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