Being a core member of the local hackerspace (Danbury Innovation Center), it was inevitable I'd end up dealing with 3D scanning. I got tired of the MakerBot Digitizer sitting there, next to one of the 3D printers, and I decided to take it upon myself to get to know it.
I sat down with it last night, prepared for a marathon of adjustments and 'did everything right' -- that is, I set myself up the same way as I did for FoCal with proper lighting, making sure the surface was solid etc. I only had one hitch in the setup and that was that it wasn't meant to be done in an optimized environment.
The halogens I was using were far too bright for the 'eye safe' lasers used (because apparently everyone tries to stick their face in the thing).
Having now read 99% of their website, the manual etc. the list of limitations are as long as my arm (not too big, not too small, not too dark, not too furry, not too much detail, not too shiny etc.).
For an $800 rig, they're calling it 'for early adopters', beta testers, etc. Glad it wasn't my money
So, has anyone else done anything with 3D scanning? Seems like it should just be an offshoot of macro, no?