This is an example of an actual wooden elephant bookend that was “scanned” into a 3D model. The 3D scanning process started by take pictures at all angles possible. The next step was to mask out the unnecessary elements, a long process that involves editing each photo. A total of 54 images were used for the conversion process.
Next, a photo alignment was set to create polygons and the “photorealistic” texture. After that, the final 3D model was created for use in any 3D software.
The alignment of images that created the 3D model
One of the actual photos used in the process that made the model.
A closeup of the actual final 3D model with the texture.
Different textures applied to the model to show various usage.