3D scanning has been occupying my thoughts. I’m desperate to get to the next level, whatever that may be, of my work. Getting an accurate, detailed, photogrammetric scan of my subjects is the first step. I’m hitting the wall of my tiny kidney bean-like brain though… and my wallet, seriously… this this is getting expensive.
Still, the work goes on and I’ve made many prototypes of lighting rigs (lighting is my main enemy at this point). The necessary components of a good photogrammetric scan is control of the depth of field and maintaining focus in indirect light. There’s been some success though, I’ve included a few small scale test scans below, but you can see more on my Sketchfab site:
I’m bouncing around so many web sites, trying to get the word out about my new work and drumming up support for it, that I’m dragging behind on my actual web site.
So here’s some updates:
I’m in heavy recruitment mode right now. I want to shoot, a lot. Like tons. Fresh faces, new bodies, perverse minds – if you’re interested send me a note.
I’ve been scanning a lot of headstones lately too. Gathering assets for some of my upcoming work. Here’s an example of a test scan. Plenty to fix, but that’ll happen when I shoot the object. I’m learning with every scan. Anxious to expand this tech to include scanning of models… the anticipation. Ugh!
What about the photos? That never stops. What about the books? That never stops.
I’m inspired. I’m absolutely fired up. I’ve been building custom lights and rigs, new camera mounts and sets. My vision has blown open.
The problem is I’m in the middle of prototyping, iterations, and sometimes I feel like I’m running in circles. But that’s not the worst of it… I may not have anything to show for it for at least a year or two. That kills me.
But I keep shooting. I keep looking. I keep making my special brand of filth, trash, etc…