Free app turns Microsoft Kinect into 3D scanner

3D scan using mass market hardware.

FARO, a company specializing in 3D scanning hardware and software, has released SCENECT, a free app that uses the sensor data from a Microsoft Kinect or other, similar device for 3D scanning. The app even incorporates the color data in addition to the geometry of the object to produce full-color 3D models.

See some examples after the jump, and download SCENECT from their site.


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8 Responses to “Free app turns Microsoft Kinect into 3D scanner”

  1. al Dean Says:

    HI

    Will this work with a Kinect for Windows, rather than the Xbox version?

    Cheers

    Al Dean, DEVELOP3D

  2. Brad H. Says:

    I wonder how this compares to http://reconstructme.net/
    I assume reconstruct me is a little more stable for use immediately.

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  4. Oliver Bürkler Says:

    Hi Al Dean.

    SCENECT currently works with the Kinect for XBOX and with the ASUS Xtion Pro Live.
    Once the drive we are using will support the Kinect for Windows, our SCENECT software will be able to use it as well.

    Best regards,

    Oliver Bürkler | Senior Technical Product Manager, Laser Scanner
    FARO Europe GmbH & Co. KG

  5. Oliver Bürkler Says:

    Hello Brad H.

    We do not have reports about excessive instabilities of our SCENECT software.

    Best regards,

    Oliver Bürkler | Senior Technical Product Manager, Laser Scanner
    FARO Europe GmbH & Co. KG

  6. Taylor Gilbert Says:

    Brad, SCENECT and ReconstructMe are definitely related products. From looking through their respective websites, I noticed that ReconstructMe advertises real-time scanning while SCENECT has the unusual ability to 3D scan in full color. I also have no reason to think that either is notably unstable.

  7. Kevin Says:

    I’ve used reconstructMe and it was not easy. It runs from the command line and is quite difficult to get a good scan from. I look forward to trying this software!

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