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.

6 Responses to “Fun with EXAscan: Porsche 962 Model Scan”
  1. you are a sick sick man…Can’t wait to see the final model!!

  2. Basil says:

    Awesome! I’m really looking forward to seeing your workflow with t-splines and the scanned data shown

    • Numan says:

      Hi I have a CNC with a Centroid controller. I was woindref anyone here would know of a good cad/cam program? I’ve checked out bobcad, but I’m pretty leary of them. They seem to be very desperate to sell them and they move there prices around and I just don’t like that. I would consider them, but I don’t know anyone who has used them. If anyone has used them and likes them please tell me and let me know of any cad cam programs that are worth looking into that are for a 3 axi’s cnc mill. Thank you

      • What kind of things are you looking to make with your mill? Mechanical parts? Freeform surfaces? Something else entirely? The answer depends very much on what you want to make.

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