360° kinect scanning update- some code improvements and platform design underway

Nels has retooled the code to make it easier to align the object and kinect for a more accurate 360° point cloud from multiple scans and generate xml data from controlP5 for consistent calibration. We have a couple of potential designs for the scanning platform. The plans include a sliding platform with a range of 3-4′ to set the proper distance between the kinect and rotating platform according to the object’s size and a kinect platform that will move both up and down and perpendicular to the rotating scanning platform in order to micro-adjust the alignment. Still more to do but images of platform and screen shots should be coming soon, followed by example code.