If I remember correctly, in the options side panel of the 3Dscan sample you need to at least tick the Landmark option before it can scan
Thank you MartyG - it worked!
One more question though - I still get a very low res and poor quality 3d obj.
I'm using SDK R3, and on most youtube videos I saw people were using R2, do you think I should "downgrade" and try again?
I don't have insight on whether 3Dscan is better or worse in R3 than R2 as I have not done a comparison. If reliability is a key need then R2 is always a good choice as it is battle tested, whereas R3 is newer and more of an unknown at present, as it has a different structure to previous SDKs
Tried R2 - still very poor results unfortunate.
Have you tried increasing the Max Triangles and Max Vertices using the up-down arrow icons next to their values in the side-pan of 3DScan? Increasing the triangles and vertices in a 3D model ought to give a more detailed model.
I tried to increase the Max Triangles and Max Vertices but still - the reconstruction doesn't look good.
I can try and upload a scanned 3D model if you think it might help.
I can take a look at your scan. It would be useful too if you could provide a comparison image of the kind of quality level you are aiming for.
I can't upload files other than images, so I uploaded a snapshot of the 3D obj I got.
I assume I can send the obj, mtl and png file via email if needed.
Here're two links of the kind of quality level I'm aiming for.
I believe both of those samples you showed are done with the R200 camera. The SR300 is suited to scanning small objects, whilst the R200 is suited to larger objects and the human body
I don't think I saw this distinguish in any spec.
I'm aiming for face 3D scans, so I should have purchased the R200 in your opinion? After all, there is a "face" sample for R300?!
Do you consider face as "large" object?
In any case, given that I'm using my R300 camera - do you find the result I previously uploaded here acceptable?
There is not a camera called the R300. Currently, there is the R200 and SR300. I believe you have the SR300. The SR300 can do face scanning, but the R200 seems to be able to do it better.
I saw one information source that believed the quality of results was partly based on the camera algorithm being used, so a third-party 3D scanning software may get better results with the SR300 than the 3DScan application packaged free with the SDK.
Here is an interesting post from someone who was doing face scanning with the SR300 and also getting results that they considered unsatisfactory.
They noted that they had got non-ideal results with the original version of the SR300 camera (that has a case that looks the same as the F200 camera) but scanning had got worse with the second version of the SR300, which is smaller. I read a similar report in the past week, in which a user reported that they had problems with the SR300 version 2 that they had not got with the original.
Looking at your face image, one eye seems to have the same skewing that was present in the mouth of the face shown in the linked 'New SR300 face scanning problem' article that was produced with the second version of the SR300.
This image shows the two models, with original on bottom and version 2 on top. Which model do you have, please?
I'm using the one on top.
Ok, the one on top is the newer second version of the SR300.
Maybe you could download a free trial version of another 3D scanning software package that is compatible with the SR300 and see if it has better results than the free 3DScan sample packaged with the SDK. ReconstructMe works with the SR300.
Thanks for your suggestion to try ReconstructMe.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to support RS300. Are you familiar with any other software that might help us?