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David Laserscanner with webcam & line laser, Tools for capturing 3D objects

A tool called DAVID LASERSCANNER has a free alternative with limited options. The main limitation is that one can save captures with lower resolution only. The tool is shown below. And the setup consists of “corner with calibration picture”, line … Continue reading

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MeshLab, Tool for creating and manipulating 3D models

MeshLab is a free and open source alternative for creating 3D models (meshes) from capture data. Plus: lot of features and import and export formats Minus: crashes without informing the reason ie. need to save the work often Example 3D … Continue reading

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SCENECT with Kinect, Tools for capturing house layouts in 3D

SCENECT is a free tool from FARO to capture 3D point cloud of objects and environments. There are several other tools for the similar 3D capture, and the choice depends on the goals. In this case the main goal is … Continue reading

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Art of Illusion, tool for modelling in 3D

Art of Illusion is a good candidate for the first 3D modelling tool. It is quite straightforward to learn, and it is sufficient for basic work. I was searching for a 3D modelling tool in order to create book cover … Continue reading

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Tip, slow down a song for school play or for learning lyrics

Sometimes it would be great to be able to slow down a song. For example, for a school play the original song might be way too fast for presentation. Or you might want to learn the lyrics of your favorite … Continue reading

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Hugin, tool for creating panorama photos

Hugin is a good open source tool for creating panoramas of your overlapping photos of a scenary. Example: combining 3 sky photos Hugin contains several options for combining the images. The figure below is obtained after making manual alignment of … Continue reading

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Using ImageMagick to reveal existence of hidden steganographic messages with DIY IM-simpleGUI tool

Tools used ImageMagick is a powerfull CLI tool for image processing. For different commands, see their www pages. The following commands are used in this blog: compare convert montage In addition ImageMagick contains image filters like Laplacian (IM, wikipedia), Sobel … Continue reading

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