In this tutorial, industrial designer Eric Strebel shows you how to 3D scan an object, when you haven't got a 3D scanner. Using a camera and photogrammetry--in Strebel's case, Agisoft Metashape, as it runs on a Mac--you can get good results, provided you follow the preparation and photography tips shown here. From quickly salt-and-peppering the surface of the object to ensuring you're taking the right kinds of photographs, Strebel's tips should save you a load of time down the line.
1. Object set-up
2. Camera set-up
3. Lighting set-up
4. Run the software
5. Fix holes in the mesh
6. Export the data
7. Import into your CAD package
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Thanks very much for sharing this. I've looked at 3D scanners but this might work for me better.
For Windows / Linux users, I can recommend Meshroom. Youtube has some good tutorials to get you started.