3D digitisation of plant leaves

Daryl Matthew Kempthorne, Mark Barry, Jerzy A Zabkiewicz, Joseph Young


Realistic plant models are important for leaf area and plant volume estimation, reconstruction of growth canopies, structure generation of the plant, reconstruction of leaf surfaces and agrichemical spray droplet modelling. This article investigates several different scanning devices for obtaining a three dimensional digitisation of plant leaves with a point cloud resolution of 200--500 \(\mu\)m. The devices tested were a Roland MDX-20, Microsoft Kinect, Roland LPX-250, Picoscan and Artec S. The applicability of each of these devices for scanning plant leaves is discussed. The most suitable tested digitisation device for scanning plant leaves is the Artec S scanner.

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3D digitisation; leaf scanning

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