PORTFOLIO | Fabricademy | Week 1

Lasercut a Sliced 3D-Body Scan

For this week I made four small models, of which two didn't work out. I tried to go from 'abundant material use' to the most abstract slicing possible for a 'minimum amount of material' used.

Minimal used material pdf, Reduced amount of material used pdf, the re-tried version.

Week: Digital Bodies

Lecturers: Cecilia Raspanti and Anastasia Pistofidou

Year: 2017

Duration: ~40 hours, 1 weeks

Individual Project

Download Lasercut Version1

Download Lasercut Version2

Optimising the scan

In the on the left, we used a stool to turn the body which is why the legs of the body are cut off. Noise is visible in the background which causes part of the scan to be not so good. The circle around the body shows the route the camera took around the body. Here you can see that the path is not completely steady and only done from one position.
During the visit 9th of January 2018 I saw Bioracers bodyscan setup, to my surprise they use the same (cheap) technology to make a bodyscan. However, completely optimised its setup in such a way that the scan's accuracy would go up. So, to make such a setup work at its best you need a pole(~€30) where the Kinect(~€99) can be steadied at certain heights, a 360 degree turning floor-hight pedestal(~€50), and a painted green wall(~€20) behind. With these tools you can make a really great bodyscan-space for about €200. It does require some DIYing.