Reconstruct 3D models of your family, pets, furniture or vehicles using depth sensors from Asus Xtion Pro Live and Microsoft Kinect
RecFusion is a fun application that allows you to reconstruct 3D replicas of the objects and people around you. The program is capable of rebuild elements in real-time and you should be able to see the image building on your screen while scanning them with depth sensors, such as Asus Xtion Pro Live and Microsoft Kinect.
Upon launching the program for the first time, you should perform a sensor scanning, so that it can detect the controllers you connected to your computer. If you have multiple devices, you can select the depth and color format, orientation and depth cutoff for each gadget attached.
You can reconstruct people and objects by simply moving the controller around them and preview the rebuilds with their full colors and shapes withing the application's window. You can also select an appropriate volume size, position and resolution from the control tab. On a side note, RecFusion enables you to set precise coordinates for most parameters values you select for the reconstruction.
In the event you are not satisfied with the results of your project, then you can correct and enhance it using the mesh post-processing features. More exactly, you can reduce the number of triangles, eliminate unwanted geometry and small components, crop the mesh or close the existing gaps to make it more suitable for 3D printing.
RecFusion provides an option to recreate 3D models using sequences, a feature that can be useful for users who want to run the application on a computer with a slow graphic card. In addition, the function can also come in handy for projects that entail trying various reconstruction settings in the same sequence for optimal results.
Once you are done tweaking and building your 3D model replica, you can export your project to the standard file formats, such as STL, PLY, OBJ or VRML.
- 2 GHz multi-core CPU or faster
- 4 GB RAM
- Mid-range or higher NVIDIA or AMD GPU with 2 GB of graphics memory
- One USB-controller per sensor
- OpenNI 2.2 (for the Asus Xtion and all other PrimeSense sensors)
- Kinect for Windows SDK 1.8 (for the Microsoft Kinect sensor)
Limitations in the unregistered version
- The evaluation version does not allow you to export your reconstruction results
- You cannot export your model to PLY, an OBJ or STL format