There are many scanners-commercial and self-made-that can scan or image 3D objects and convert them into files similar to 3D printable files. When the process works, it works well, but the results can be finicky at best and require a lot of manual adjustments.according to [Samuel Garbett], You can also use Blender to draw your own modelsHe shows you how to use Red Bull tanks. Of course, this is not the most complicated thing, but it is also not the simplest.
He did take a picture of the jar, so at some point there was a camera. He also uses a caliper to take measurements, which you may already have.
Since it is just a can, it does not need a lot of pictures or dimensions, such as a starship model. Of course, once you have the measurement results, you can use the tool of your choice, because we are not very familiar with Blender, we may use something we think is easier, such as FreeCAD or OpenSCAD. However, Blender has a lot of power, so we suspect that jumping from canned to USS Enterprise might be more realistic for Blender users.
In addition, it is great to see how other tools work, and we are surprised that Blender can be relatively simple to use.Every time we see [Jared’s] Channel, we think we should learn more about Blender. However, if you are single-minded about a real scanner, you can print a large number of open source designs.