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Milkscanner

Using liquid to create a displacement map of an object for 3D computer imaging

By Friedrich Kirschner

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Figure A: Lego rig, with milk bath, webcam, lighting

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Figure B: Close-up of camera head on Lego rig

The Milkscanner is a simple tool that allows the scanning of physical objects, via liquid displacement, and creates a displacement map for use with Moviesandbox (moviesandbox.net) or any other 3D application that allows for the use of displacement mapping.

Ingredients:

A webcam

A plastic bowl

3 Cups of milk

A custom Lego rig (or ...

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