With the Lite Studio, Casey Kelly has designed a miniature photo studio for products, which can be used as a 3D scanner when combined with a camera.
Photography and 3D scanning both have one important requirement in common: good lightening that prevents any shadows. This is usually achieved using a so called light tent along with an acrylic plate, helping you to capture bright, high quality product images with reflexions. Casey’s solution combines the two elements in one box featuring an area of 41 x 30 x 30 cm.
The unique feature of the Lite Studio is that it allows for automatically 3D scanning objects by acting as a tabletop photgrammetry platform. Being connected to a camera (Nikon or Canon), photos are taken at every angle as the platform turns. The user is only required to reposition the camera after the first 360°C turn in order to capture the object from all angels. The photos taken can then be used with 3D software such as Autodesk 123D Catch for example, to create a 3D model.
The Lite Studio is currently available at $ 450 for pre-order on Kickstarter, with first products to be shipped in June. Shipping to Europe costs an additional $ 109.