I created this blog post as an introduction to some of the technologies we can use for recreating these objects in 3D. Hopefully this gives you a good sense of it all!
The crossbow pictured below was graciously provided by Drac. I can’t thank him enough for the patience he had for me and this process. I was learning and steadily improving while working on this scanning project, but all in all, I probably had this crossbow in my possession for a 16 months!
I used a David Scanner and Next Engine 3D Scanner to begin this project.
The only part left for me to do here is to align the rear scan with the scan of the front. That’s going to come at a later date, because I’m pretty content just knowing that I have this data with a phenomenal level of detail waiting for me. If you want to beat me to cleaning the data up more, you can find a download link on Nerfhaven.
Check back sometime next month for a post about the Supermaxx 1500 Arrow Shooter process, that project utilized an entirely different workflow!