This was one of the most curious things I have ever done. In this blog post I will lay out the step by step I went through to try and get a good model but eventually have to settle for something less.
- First, when I attempted to create a 3d image, I chose an object that I guess was too shiney. It was processed into a gross white blob that did not resemble the object at all. I was certain that I chose a piece that would work but probably due to halogen lighting and the slight matte silver paint, it did not translate well to the final product.
- Next, I decided on an object that was less shiny and less bulbous. It was an action figure that I had purchased a while ago in a comic book shop from across my office that I was working in over the summer. It was definitely an impulse purchase but I regret nothing 🙂
- I took about 60 photographs (not my decision, the app cuts you off at 60) and began to convert it into preview mode.
- In the preview, it was really smooth. There was a large shape on his waist that was obviously the camera compensating for the distance between the arms and his torso. The negative space in between caused that problem to happen. I am curious though if I was able to get under the object would the app eliminate that space. In the preview, he did have a head.
- The upload took a long time. Almost 45 minutes just to upload a high-resolution image of this toy. I was disappointed and confused to discover that he did not end up with a head. I will most certainly be trying out other objects. Solid objects that don't have creases and crevices.
Here is a link to an image of the actual clone captain.
and below is my nightmare, enjoy: