3D is not a craze but a need. 3D Printing is the future. There are services which charges huge for 3D printing mini replica. However, we can devote a time to slowly create own or wanted closer people’s 3D replica and print it. After printing we can paint it. If we do not have 3D printer, there are 3D printing services. There is no easy way to create 3D replica from photograph. Here is a guide on how to create own 3D Model from Photograph with Free Softwares. I agree, it is not easy job. But softwares mentioned in this article are free and our way is cheapest, of highest detail (depends on work) and files are of maximum compatibility.
How To Create Own 3D Model From Photograph : Do You Need Normal Sculpture?
Traditional artists can create sculptures of various size with 3-4 photographs with various materials like clay, Plaster of Paris, wax, metal, synthetic materials. This is most commonly known way since human creating these stuffs. These services are not always very costly. Many of the materials can be 3D scanned using other service. This is another way and possibly best for very serious works.
Good Portrait Photographs is Important
It is important to have nice portrait photographs (not of selfie quality aka snapshots). Of course we have lot of guides on this website around Portrait Photography. It is better for the reader to manually search this website with key phrase rather than we link few of them.
How To Create Own 3D Model From Photograph Using Free Softwares
There are few great Free Softwares (read Libre Softwares) like MakeHuman and Blender for this purpose.
There are few free to use software like DAZ Studio for using the 3D models in various ways.
ZBrush is not Free Softwares (has 45 fay trial) and possibly industry’s standard.
We are talking about MakeHuman software with few photographs of a person. One front and one side profile photograph is mandatory need for sculpting the 3D model yourself on MakeHuman software with mouse. MakeHuman has good background history :
Factually the method to recreate your own 3D model from photograph is superimposing one 2D photograph and adjusting the parameters by dragging the values on GUI. The software has pre-built full hum templates. You can adjust the gender, age, ethnicity, hair color to minute details of nose with volume control like sliders. With that first approximate template matching your age, gender, ethnicity, you can superimpose and adjust neck details, nose details to head’s all possible details. This demands almost no training to do.
MakeHuman has free script to import to Blender. With blender, you can give huge time to add minute details. Using Blender demands some idea about it. It is possible to use Blender for Facial Motion Capture. Here are other important informative publications :
I agree that the method demands huge labour and this guide not even can give 1% helpful information to the reader but essentially we wanted to tell you fully free way of creating your 3D model.