Need Help Finding Some 3d Printing/modeling Software

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by Kevin251, May 3, 2021.

  1. Kevin251
    Kevin251 Member
    Hey there!
    I find myself in need of help trying to find a 3D Printing/Modeling software, and I'm unsure where to start;
    I'm looking for software that can take multiple photographs of an object and turn it into a mesh; hopefully to use later after some editing and cleaning as a model to print.

    I'm hoping that someone in this community can point me in the right direction.
    Last edited: May 14, 2021
  2. barkingdigger
    barkingdigger Well-Known Member
    You need to search for "Structure from Motion" software - essentially photogrammetry. One free open-source platform is Regard3D - I've never used it but it popped up in a search and has the magic word "free" all over their homepage...
  3. DigitCat
    DigitCat Member
    So you need a photogrammetry software.
    there's a lot of different ones.
    Myself I can recommend you RealityCapture it's really powerful. However the success of this work depends of the geometry of object you need to digitise. Photogrammetry is not very good with complex shapes with holes, etc. Real 3d scanners are much powerful here. Here's a big article where you can read about this technology. You also can check the results you can get.