I have built a small 3D scanner where the object is illuminated by a laser on a rotating table and the successive camera frames should enable me to strip out the points along the line of light and build a point cloud. I am thinking I can use Visual C++ Version 6 and Open GL to write software which will enable me to build a virtual image from the point cloud, shade it nicely, and rotate it about any axis, zoom etc.
Whilst I have some grasp of the necessary maths, I confess I am a total beginner, both with C++ and Opel GL. As I would like to complete the project some time this century, I am wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of chunks of code in the public domain? I am sure lots of people have done something similar before. Thanks for any advice you can give me! Adrian