Scan someone's head in 3D with an iPhone and then CNC machine a wooden sculpture with the DeskProto 3D CAM software.
- Machine Type:
- Other Machine
- Other Controller
- Machine Time:
- 2.5 hours
- Bit or Laser Size:
- 6 mm ballnose (D) for roughing, 2 mm ballnose for finishing
- Feeds & Speeds:
- 1500 mm/min, 20000 rpm
- Wood (in the video American Maple)
In order to CNC machine a sculpture of a living person you need to first obtain a 3D scan of that person. So far that has not been easy, as not many people have a 3D scanner. We found that this is no longer true: all recent iPhones are equipped with a 3D scanner: its Face ID feature.
This video shows how to scan a head, using the EM3D app from the Apple App Store. Next it shows how to create toolpaths for a 4-axis CNC milling machine, using the DeskProto 3D CAM software. Next the milling process is shown: rotary toolpaths in maple wood, and finally the resulting bust sculpture.
Rotation axis machining is possible only in the Multi-Axis edition of DeskProto.
Subtitles are available and can be switched on, in English and in Dutch.
Intermediate Scan & Sculpt
Art Project created by LexLen, Jan 27, 2023
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