3D model (Arp) from Bill Leslie on Vimeo.
I have been exploring 3D scanning and animation, using the 3D scanner at Kingston University and Blender. The scanner is incredibly cronky for something so high tech - it only has one scanner that goes up and down while the object rotates so it misses anything concave or even flat and running perpendicular to the scanner. The technician told me that the ideal object would be a perfect sphere so I started playing around with forms that might be smooth and bulbous and that would return a good scan. After some touching up in Meshmixer I used blender to make the object rotate. I love the surreal smoothness of the rotation.
I also got the object printed so I could play around filming it