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Wunder360 S1 is a  $135 pocketable 3D Scanner — or is it?
2 weeks ago

Wunder360 S1 is a $135 pocketable 3D Scanner — or is it?

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With only 3 days left on Indiegogo, the Wunder360 S1 has pledged over $350,000 — 1760% of its original crowdfunding goal. At first glance, it’s just another action camera but …
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Android phones will get TOF depth sensors for 3D scanning faces
2 months ago

Android phones will get TOF depth sensors for 3D scanning faces

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A while ago I wrote a post stating that The Future of Mobile 3D Scanning is Software but now is a good time to ease that statement a bit. It’s no …
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F8 2018: Facebook 3D Memories creates 3D environments from photos
3 months ago

F8 2018: Facebook 3D Memories creates 3D environments from photos

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At the F8 developer’s conference this week, Facebook made multiple announcements around VR and 3D. And this year they’re also starting to focus on 3D capture which means they finally …
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F8 2018: Facebook’s 3D Photos is the new Seene
3 months ago

F8 2018: Facebook’s 3D Photos is the new Seene

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At Facebook’s annual F8 conference, the company revealed two new features that use 3D capture technology: 3D Photos and 3D Memories. In this post I’ll take a look at 3D …
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3D Scan your face with the iPhone X and Bellus3D app
4 months ago

3D Scan your face with the iPhone X and Bellus3D app

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I can think of quite a few professional use cases for a sensor like that but I’m quite certain not many consumers are going to pay $499 to make 3D …
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Now on KickStarter: D3D-s brings Robotics to Affordable 3D Scanning
4 months ago

Now on KickStarter: D3D-s brings Robotics to Affordable 3D Scanning

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I have reviewed many desktop 3D scanners and I specifically like them in combination with a turntable. Being able to automate high-quality 3D scanning of small to medium objects is simply a time saver. But until now that automation has always been just partial since most objects require multiple scans from different height angles. That requires the operator to manually rotate the object or adjust the height of the scan head by using a tripod.

There are already solutions for completely automating object scanning but they’re usually a combination of an industrial grade handheld scanner (like the $19k Artec Space Spider) on an industrial grade robotic arm. That’s awesome technology but many companies don’t have the budget for either the scanner or the robotic arm.

On the other end of the spectrum there’s the $469 Matter and Form desktop 3D scanner — crowdfunded back in 2013 — but that device can only move the scanning head upwards and has a very small turntable so the use cases for professionals are limited.

A new 3D desktop scanner on KickStarter, named the D3D-s, aims to resolve this by borrowing some ideas from 3D printers. It puts a rotatable scanner head with high-resolution (5 megapixel) camera on rails that can move along 3 axis and also comes with a large turntable.

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MWC 2018: Qlone is now also available on Android, sort of
6 months ago

MWC 2018: Qlone is now also available on Android, sort of

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While Sony just released a new smartphone at MWC to accompany the few Xperia phones that can be used exclusively with its real time photogrammetry app 3D Creator, Qlone just started …
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MWC 2018: Sony adds front camera 3D capture support on Xperia XZ2
6 months ago

MWC 2018: Sony adds front camera 3D capture support on Xperia XZ2

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In September of last year at IFA Berlin, Sony announced the Xperia XZ1 with the 3D Creator app. This was the the first time that a smartphone brand pushed 3D capture …
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CES 2018: Intel Studio’s 10,000 sq. ft. Volumetric Video Capture Area for VR/AR
7 months ago

CES 2018: Intel Studio’s 10,000 sq. ft. Volumetric Video Capture Area for VR/AR

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A few months ago I wrote about Microsoft’s endeavors in creating two studios for capturing volumetric video allowing the creation of moving 3D assets for real-time applications like games, VR …
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CES 2018: Intel’s RealSense D415 & D435 can 3D Scan Outdoors
7 months ago

CES 2018: Intel’s RealSense D415 & D435 can 3D Scan Outdoors

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Depth Sensors are one of the most affordable ways to start 3D scanning and Intel’s RealSense devices have been popular for this purpose from the start. I’ve reviewed both the …
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