3D MAPPING USING STRUCTURED LIGHT AND FORMATION OF CUSTOM SURFACE CONTOURS

20140120319A1
United States Patent Application 20140120319 A1 · Filed: 10/31/2013 · Published: 05/01/2014
A 3D mapping apparatus is provided that includes a light source, a projector, and a portable device. The projector is constructed to project a structured light pattern onto a target object. The projector includes an interface enabled to collects light from the light source, a grating that corresponds to the structured light pattern, and a lens interposed between the light source and the target object. The portable device includes an integrated camera for capturing light reflected from the target object and generating an image therefrom. Also included is a storage medium enabled to store the image. The camera and the lens of the projector are located at a predetermined distance from each other. Also provided are multicomponent items having a desired surface contour and method for producing such items.

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