Fun with EXAscan: Porsche 962 Model Scan
Lately, for no particular reason, I’ve been really digging the Porsche 956/962 Le Mans racers of the 80′s and 90′s. Fancy that. Me. Into cars. Who knew? So, I got a Tamiya kit of the 1990 Repsol Brun 962C. Instead of building the plastic model, I thought it would be way more fun to build a computer model of it. This would also give me something fun to work on in Keyshot. I rarely get to take models to a high level of detail – I’m usually just getting the shape right and then making a mold. So, I figured it would be a good learning experience to really detail something out, and it may as well be something I love looking at. Here’s the box top from the kit:
Lucky me, the body top for this one comes as one single molded piece. I dusted it down with some Spotcheck to get the windows opaque, and then James laser scanned it. Here’s the body:
And here’s the laser scanned surface from the EXAscan, cleaned up and imported into Rhino:
As a challenge, I’ll see how much of the body I can do in T-Splines as one single surface. I might even get totally nuts, and model the panel seams as part of the overall T-Spline. Heh. Should be fun.