run from “Program Files”
Start ReconstructMe Scan OpenNI.bat
“p” to start recording
“r” to reset recording
“esc” to end recording
Having scanned your model using a Kinect and
ReconstructMe, you will have a name.ply file saved in the
ReconstructMe folder under “Program Files” (windows).
The first step is to convert this to a .stl file, which is easily done
File -> Import Mesh… – navigate to Program
Once the file has loaded, File -> Export Mesh
You now have an .stl file you can open in netfabb
First you should load the model into netfabb and get yourself
familiar with rotating, moving and zooming in and out of the
Part -> Add -> name.stl
Select model (left-click and model turns green)
right-click to rotate model and left-click on
green square at center to move model
(right-click on model for menu to rotate, move,
Our next step is to crop the bottom of the model and create a flat
surface to place on the build platform.
Use move and rotate to position your model
parallel to the „build surface‟.
Move the plane cut on the z axis slider (RH
side of the screen) to select where you want to
„cut‟ your model.
click “Execute cut”, then
click “Cut” to confirm
To get rid of the unwanted part, select the
part you wish to remove (hi-lighted green) from
the parts list on the right.
Part -> Export part -> as STL
To clean up the model and close any unwanted holes, load the
name.stl file into netfabb.
Select model (left-click)
Click repair (red cross)
“Select shells” to select the model, then
“Toggle selection” to select everything other
than the model. Press delete to remove all the
extraneous parts of the model.
Click “Apply repair”
To tidy up the model so that it is ready to print, we want to run it
through the automatic repair settings in netfabb.
Select the model again and click repair
Select “Automatic repair”
Select “Default repair”
After the repair has processed, click “Apply
Export part as STL