Re: [rp-ml] 3D scanning of insects

From: Baran M. Dag <>
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 15:54:35 EEST

Dear Javier,

If you can spare the specimen for the scanning process, take a look at
CGI inside geometry scanners.

They cut the specimen layer by layer while capturing visual images of
each layer then combining it in some sort of software.

We send them, real small and hard to scan by other method plastic parts.

Only thing to consider would be whether or not they can provide the
level of detail you are looking for. Better talk to them.

On the other hand, we had scanned some human skin samples with
Breuckmann optical scanners in the past.

They have specialized equipment for this job. It might be a tedius job
to cover a whole insect by photogrametric methods but it is worth taking
a look.

Good luck,

Baran M. Dag
Temperman Bvba
+32 484 532 898 yazm?s,:
> Dear list
> A colleague of mine is working on an art-science Project and one of
> the interests is to perform a precise 3D acquisition of a ?head
> louse?, a scary insect when zoomed in, for a no less scary project: P
> Do you know any 3D scanning technique or apparatus that offers that
> precision (bug size between 1-4mm) or is it only possible by micro
> tomography and other medical type techniques?
> All answers off/ online welcome :D we´re loated in Barcelona, Spain
> Regards
> Javier
> Javier Munguía
> Technical University of Catalonia
> Depto de Ingeniería de Proyectos
> AV. Diagonal 647 Edificio ETSEIB
> Planta 10, Barcelona
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Baran M. DAG
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Received on Tue Jun 23 15:52:35 2009

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