I would like to chat with people that have informed opinions on 3-D surface capture, particularly laser scanning, for my research in functional morphology. I have two goals:
Basic goal: affordable scanning of anesthetized or preserved fishes performed at a resolution that will allow for quantification of basic features of external anatomy, to populate a morphospace.
Advanced goal: scanning live, moving fishes underwater. This would be VERY exciting and useful for many applications, including kinematic study and VR.
Thoughts/suggestions? I have purchased a Kinect V2 for Windows to play around with for proof of concept for the basic goal. However, I can apply for grants to get more expensive equipment (or DIY components), if it is likely to enhance my success at either goal.