Without having an expensive 3D scanner I found a way to take pictures and make a 3D model with completely free software. In this Instructable I will take you through creating your own small scale picture taking studio to using the free software to creo parametric 2.0 tutorial book pdf and edit your model.
I got the idea for the picture studio from another Instructable but creating it was out of my abilities. So I found a simple alternative. Some way to cut a small round hole in the paper. I have created a wooden base that is tall enough so that you can get pictures of the lower portions of whatever it is you want to model and does not capture your background.
After cutting all of your pieces of wood you will need to make your bottom and back of the base. I have attached the plans the I used. If you use smaller paper you won’t need as large of a base. I started by screwing the back together so that I remembered to put a gap for the hinge. I also used self tapping screws which allowed me to avoid predrilling. I also used some wood glue as lubricant to get the pieces in place and for a little extra strength. This was much simpler than the previous two steps.
I started by measuring where the center of the turntable and then measured out those dimensions to the posterboard. Using a razor I cut a star that was large enough for the shaft on the turntable. To measure the shaft of the turntable I used digital calipers. Next, push under the tabs created inwards using a pencil.
With that pencil run it around the inside of the circle to smooth it out making it easier for the turntable to actually turn. Simply, you just use a light to get the turntable going. A headlamp fit perfectly under the paper. Once you get the turntable spinning use some tacks to hold the paper on the frame. I used a light that had five lamps so that my model was adequately lighted. 5 inch tall vinyl Mal from a Loot Crate.