This paper describes the implementation of a LCD stripe projection system, based on a new processing scheme called line shift processing. One advantage of the method is, that the projection device cam, but is not required to be stable over time nor does it have to be calibrated. The new method therefore allows us to use an off-the-shelf multimedia projector to acquire dense 3D data of large objects in a matter of seconds. Since we are able to control our source of illumination, we can also acquire registered color information using standard monochrome cameras.© (2000) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.