New to all this. I’ve buried myself in videos and searched the net far and wide. Know what I didn’t find?
“MPCNC 3D Scanner”, that’s what.
You guys have machines that can do a 360 around an object with the X and Y controllers and I mean perfect circles: I’ve seen you do it. The Z lets you move up and down. The controller for the “spindle” would let you rotate the camera to keep pointing into the center of the circle.
Storing of the images would be the standard Octopi time-lapse deal.
Jumping catfish, you could just print a phone bracket on a rod and chuck it into the mill head. Do a 360 while you take a time lapse. A couple of laps at 2- or 3-different heights and then shoot the Octopi recording at one of these free photogrammetry apps. If you can get a working scan with a hand-cranked turntable and a cell phone, one of your rocking monsters would get you some high-quality meshes.
Given all that, I’m curious why no one is posting something like that. It’s very possible that, being a noob and an idiot to boot, there’s something I’m not getting here. Am I stupid or would that be doable thing?