First, the Kinect was able to scan images in order create embedded figurines. Now, this concept has taken a step further by using the Kinect on order to scan images in 3d and then translate them to have a machine sculpt the same exact image. Molmol Natura is the mind behind this Kinect project and in this video, she showcases how the Kinect’s IR Structured Light is the key technology behind sculpting replicas. This Kinect development brings users a commercially available device that allows the creation of sculptures with other items as the basis. While the sculpted figure may seem a bit rough, with time and community help, we will definitely see this concept transform into a tangible process.
For more information about the Kinect Sculpting Development, visit the project’s website.