Updated 20 July 2017

After a month delay I received the book yesterday and read it all the way through. It’s very well written and interesting! Of course, the first chapter about 3D Capture interested me the most but the other chapters are just as nice to read and contained information I didn’t really know.

It’s also a very nicely printed book, with subtle glossy spot varnish (not just on the cover — everywhere!), great photography and clever infographics that explain processes.

For the current list price of $24, it’s a steal!

In short: a very nice coffee table book and a must-have for any professional that is somehow involved in design or manufacturing.

If you order the book through one of the buttons below, you’ll support me in testing all the 3D capture hardware and software I can get my hands on and writing about it for you, for free.


Autodesk, the developer of many 3D software titles including the great Photogrammetry tool ReMake (Review) is publishing a new book called The Future of Making, written by Tom Wujec. What particularly interesting is that the very first chapter of the book is called Capture and goes into “locat[ing] things in the real world and place them into a parallel digital world.” This includes 3D Scanning (with sensors and lasers) and Photogrammetry.

Of course Capturing is just the start — of the book as well as the process of making. All other chapters cleverly start with a C and cover the entire process of manufacturing in the 4th industrial revolution:

  1. Capture
  2. Compute
  3. Create
  4. Compose
  5. Communities
  6. Connections

If you order the book through one of the buttons below, you’ll support me in testing all the 3D capture hardware and software I can get my hands on and writing about it for you, for free.