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So you want to digitize an object but can’t afford a 3D scanner? Well thanks to Milkscanner, all you need is a webcam, Lego (for some reason) and milk! Cerealnotincluded.

31 Littlegrey Comments:

March 12th, 2008 at 12:08 pm Allexander says:

Hi guys!
I apologize about my apparition, but I would like to know something about the "milkscanner" project. I didn't take my time to register because I thought first if I really need to do it. I mean that I'm not sure if I use that site again so my account will be erased. Call me a "passing".
Well, that's my "mystery" question. I do have that milkscanner program and it's about some kb.
It's included in the "" archive. Is there a 'missing' program called "Mooviesandbox" and were can i find a trial version of it. Well, to be exact my wonder is if there is a tutorial tat can show me step by step how to scan in 3d with that milkscanner with ALL the software that I'll need?
Thanks in advance...
and sorry about my "scally" english!

January 14th, 2008 at 5:14 pm emokid says:


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July 27th, 2007 at 5:03 pm mrslayzer says:

at the end maby he took a picture of his head and put it in the scanner

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July 8th, 2007 at 4:22 pm Coasterkef says:

Me want a milkscanner! xD lawl

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June 18th, 2007 at 10:06 pm edboyxd says:

i want a milkscanner!

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June 16th, 2007 at 2:34 pm p00pd0g says:

I am really really unsure why he did the milk spoonfull by spoonfull

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June 14th, 2007 at 10:09 am Wheelnut says:

Let's just use the gas to fuel motorized transport, It's more fun to drive/ride then to play with lego's, don't you think?

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June 12th, 2007 at 2:35 am Dan says:

yeah I was mocking the anonymous guy

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June 12th, 2007 at 2:17 am Rebel975 says:

Gasoline doesn't wash off as easily, doesn't make a solid background (It's kind of.. clear?) and actually dissolves certain paints. Not a good idea.

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June 12th, 2007 at 1:38 am Dan says:

Oh, lets use GASOLINE to make a 3-d model.

June 11th, 2007 at 12:21 pm Anonymous says:

To Rebel: remember that milk costs more per litre than gas ;)

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June 8th, 2007 at 1:13 am The Leather Sofa says:

So true.

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June 8th, 2007 at 12:58 am bluerocker says:

Thanks Sofa...there were a lot of links off that site with cool concepts and ideas. There are a lot of people out there with significantly more time on their hands than me.

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June 8th, 2007 at 12:42 am The Leather Sofa says:

Bluerocker- check this out...

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June 8th, 2007 at 12:24 am Lobo. says:

very smart idea... it should have been thought of sooner....

and give the 'boxy' look that his digitized face had and his obvious skill with legos, I'll bet that he made it out of legos !`:/

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June 7th, 2007 at 2:00 pm bluerocker says:

Does anybody have any links to other cool things built using LEGO?

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June 7th, 2007 at 1:59 pm Wheelnut says:

I have the lego and the tupperware, can get hold of a webcam (can I use an eyetoy, I have that?...) But I don't think my PC can cope, and why? It's cool and all, but I simply have no reason for it.

Answer for hamster question: give him scuba-gear
Hypothesis for the head-at-the-and question: maybe he laid in a bath full of milk, and just used the part of his head...

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June 7th, 2007 at 3:27 am Rebel975 says:

Because milk is relatively inexpensive, washes off easily, and provides a "white background."

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June 7th, 2007 at 2:29 am strawberry says:

But why milk?

And I hope he didn't cut off his head to get the last image o.o

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June 7th, 2007 at 1:02 am The Leather Sofa says:

Sweet. Do you think my hamster will drown if I try to digitize him in milk?

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June 6th, 2007 at 10:20 pm soccerman says:

wow that is a very creative and effective way of making a 3D model. For the people who dont know where the milk is, the liquid that he is putting into the tray is milk 0_0

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June 6th, 2007 at 9:54 pm Shakuras says:

wow that all went right over my head.... and made me thirsty

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June 6th, 2007 at 9:23 pm Havok says:

Ripley you retard...

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June 6th, 2007 at 8:10 pm ryantowelpants says:

ok. wow. thats interesting./

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June 6th, 2007 at 5:40 pm ThousandFace says:

I just noticed what this used on his homepage, its a UT2k4 mod tool for making new characters for the game.

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June 6th, 2007 at 3:12 pm Rebel975 says:

He uses the milk to section off the figurine by depth. Quite brilliant.

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June 6th, 2007 at 3:12 pm legor17 says:

Interesting device, but the vid doesn't show a whole lot of its construction- most of the video focuses on the software part.

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June 6th, 2007 at 3:02 pm Ripley says:

Why is it called Milkscanner? I didn't see any milk. Unless it stands for something?

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June 6th, 2007 at 1:06 pm The123robot says:


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June 6th, 2007 at 12:07 pm bluerocker says:

The question I have is how did he 'Milk Scan' his own face for the end?

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June 6th, 2007 at 9:26 am ThousandFace says:

I wonder if theres any instructions on how to do this...

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