highpockets wrote:Dwayne and Leo are both giving good alternatives to creating a piece from scratch.
I've used a probe to do modeling before and it's great for 2.5d stuff, but a bit more fiddly for true 3D. I highly recommend the probe from Crafty CNC http://www.craftycnc.com . The guy is great, there was a conflict between the software he ships with his probe and Screen 2010. He worked with the Screen 2010 guy to resolve the issue. Big thumbs up to both!!!!
As for Dwayne's suggestion of Kinect, from what I've seen (not used) it looks like it would do a great job and give you a true 3D part. I've been looking into getting this setup for a while now.
I actually happen to have one of the Crafty cnc probes along with the probit software. I have not set it up yet to test thing out with but hope to soon. I have not heard of the kinect but will give it a look see too. I ahve not seen any of his probes for sale in about a year though. I want another one for a friends machine.