Human scanning app for Avatars


#1

Hi,

Does anyone know an app for iPhone to scan human faces for avatars? We need the mesh + texture from the chest upwards to use them as avatars in a AR/VR application.

I am aware of itSeez3D but it is only available for iPad.

We would also be happy to talk to a freelancer about developing one if none exist.

Best,

Max


#2

Did you try Scanner from Occipital?


#3

Yeah, the texture generation is quite bad for scanning people…

It doesn’t use one image for the face and therefore the face always has visible seams.


#4

If your problems are related to the seams, you can try to modify the scanner app changing an option responsible for the texture generation.

  • Download the last structure sdk.
  • Go to samples and open scan project.
  • In line 63 of ViewController.h set “prioritizeFirstFrameColor” to false
  • Build and run

It should avoid the seams you describe.

Best,


#5

The Scanner Sample App is a sample app designed to show off what can be done with the Structure SDK. It, thusly, lacks certain features that would make it a full-fledged app.

You can find all apps available for the Structure Sensor by doing the following:
Connect the Structure Sensor to your supported iPad or iPhone
Navigate to Settings -> General -> About -> Structure Sensor -> Find App for Accessory
This will open the App Store, and display all apps available for the Structure Sensor and your mobile device.


#6

Thanks but I’ve checked out all apps and they are mostly medical and none that are fit for our purpose…

Hence the reason for this post.


#7

Have you seen Occipital’s Skanect Application for PC and Mac computers: http://skanect.occipital.com/


#8

Yes… I don’t want to always carry my computer with me plus I’ve found that the tracking is not very reliable (go back to last position often appears every 10 seconds).


#9

Okay, then it seems like you might want to look into developing an application that is specific to your use-case.

I’ve sent you a DM just now that includes some more information about connecting you with a developer who could, potentially, design an application for your specific use-case.

You can find out more information about our Structure SDK, please look here: https://structure.io/developers


#10

I am finding that the scan apps I have tried so far (free Skanect, Occipital Scanner) create images that are only 1" high, and lose all definition at 12" Is Skanect Pro or anything else able to scan a human and do a 12" print with any degree of detail?


#12

The free version of Skanect only allows 5000 polygons to be exported. I do believe the Skanect Pro version would be better for you, but, to make sure, could you please post a screenshot of a scan you have taken with Skanect while it is being displayed in Skanect?

Thanks!


#13

I cannot get a .skn to load using Skanect.
I have done the scans with the Low feedback quality and I have a Blender import which shows 4,995 faces.


#14

Thanks for the additional information.

It seems that this is your issue.

Once you upgrade to Skanect Pro, you will not have such a restriction. Check out this example: https://sketchfab.com/models/c210137d7106440f974cad684819c3bf


#15

I have no problem investing in Skanect Pro or even getting a better laptop with the compliant video cards, or bringing all my photography lighting to bear - or anything else - I really jist need to know that I can make investments with a certain payoff. I am sorry to be such a n00b, but I have the attention of several prominent sculptors and any investment you make in making me smarter will probably advance the ball!


#16

Well, I am not really too sure what your certain payoff is, but I can direct you to sample scans made with the Structure Sensor like the one above:


#17

You can find out more information about Skanect and the Structure Sensor on the following pages:


#18

I am totally a believer in this tech. This is where we are heading. I am prepared to be a huge cheerleader. This is art. But nowhere have I seen a tag on any of the scans what hardware, software, processing power, or print outcomes came from these renderings.


#19

Not all of the scans are tagged in this manner. For more information about the PC requirements of Skanect on the following page: https://skanect.occipital.com/download/

The sample scans seen above were all taken with the Structure Sensor (hardware) and Skanect (Software).

We don’t focus on 3D printing, but the quality of a print is largely based on the quality of the printer.


#20

Thank you for your help. I am talking with printing people now and trying to get smart about them. The potential for your product to revolutionize many fields is IMMENSE.