I just have this idea to meet apple enthusiast with geeks, to dust off this discipline.
But for the technical aspects, I have no “a priori”.
I’ve seen that there are OpenSource 3D scanners, but I do not know their quality. An important point indeed will be the texture (photo) which will make it possible to restitute the different peculiarities of the fruits.
For 3D resolution, there is no need for many details: the overall shape is sufficient (oblong, rounded), as long as it is “soft”.
I would like to be able to show apple fans what it could be on one or two apples, in a fluid navigation interface like that of ThreeJs. So if someone can make a webpage with one or two fruit, it would be fantastic !
If that convinces them, I may be able to find (little) budgets for buying a 3D scanner and pay web development.
(I work in a structure that runs an apple conservatory)