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Hayo adds a 3D Scanner to a Virtual Assistant — and it makes sense
7 months ago

Hayo adds a 3D Scanner to a Virtual Assistant — and it makes sense

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If you haven’t lived under a rock for the past year, you know that physical virtual assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home are here to make our homes smarter …
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Artec Leo Preview: Video, Sample Scan, Specs, Price & Release Date
7 months ago

Artec Leo Preview: Video, Sample Scan, Specs, Price & Release Date

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This article was originally published on January 23, 2017 and has been updated on March 13, 2017 after Artec has launched the official Leo product page, specs and price. I also included a video of the scanner in action.

In my CES2017 round-up post I wrote that Artec — the manufacturer of the Space Spider and Eva I just reviewed — announced two new products: The RobotiScan and a new, portable 3D scanner I didn’t yet know the name of.

Now I do — it’s called Leo and it looks like this:

Artec Leo Review, Price, Release Data

Artec Leo Review, Price, Release Data

In short: the Leo is an industrial-grade, handheld white light 3D scanner with a built-in battery, screen and computer. In other words: it combines professional quality with the ease-of-use of tablet-mounted depth sensors, like the Structure Sensor.

Not only will I compare the Leo to that entry-level depth sensor, but also to a direct competitor in the form of the Thor3D Drake.

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iSense Discount, Buyers’ Advice & Structure Sensor Exchange Program
9 months ago

iSense Discount, Buyers’ Advice & Structure Sensor Exchange Program

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Important Update with information regarding (discounted) iSense devices!

Note: This post has been updated multiple times since original publication and might be updated with the latest information to give you the best information.

Last update: 31 May 2017

Summary:

  • There are currently great discounts on the iSense on Amazon. As low as $73 including an iPad bracket. The offers ship to US addresses only.
  • If you’re not in the US, there are also a lot of discounted iSense 3D scanners on eBay with international shipping.
  • Discounted iSense 3D Scanners might not be compatible with Structure Sensor SDK and apps made by Occipital.
  • All iSense — wether bought at a discount or earlier for full price — devices cannot be updated to the latest Structure Sensor 2.0 or newer firmware. This update improves room scanning but won’t noticeably improve 3D scanning of objects and people.
  • Occipital has an Exchange Program to swap your iSense for a future-proof Structure Sensor $100 discount.
  • It’s not totally clear if discounted iSense devices that are not supported by Occipital will work with the itSeez3D 3D scanning app or not.

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All CES2017 3D Scanning Announcements
10 months ago

All CES2017 3D Scanning Announcements

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This year’s Consumer Electronics Show ended yesterday. For your convenience, I’ve compiled a list with all 3D Scanning-related announcements.

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Better 3D Scanning with HP’s new Sprout Pro G2
10 months ago

Better 3D Scanning with HP’s new Sprout Pro G2

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When I reviewed the original Sprout Pro by HP, I was impressed by how the user experience possibilities of the combination of the down-facing projector and touch mat. I was less …
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itSeez3D announces Smartphone 3D Capture SDK for Avatars
11 months ago

itSeez3D announces Smartphone 3D Capture SDK for Avatars

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3D capture has a lot of potential for consumers. But to make the technology approachable, it needs to become affordable, fast and mobile. Consumer-focused 3D scanning hardware for smartphones will enter …
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Leica & Autodesk Announce Portable 360° Reality Capture Device
11 months ago

Leica & Autodesk Announce Portable 360° Reality Capture Device

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Today at Autodesk University (AU2016), Leica Geosystems and Autodesk introduced the BLK360 — a Reality Capture device that combines a 360° Laser Scanner (with a range of up to 60 meters, with millimeter precision). And a 3-camera panoramic imaging system (that delivers a 150 megapixel spherical HDR image)… And an infrared camera…… And a thermal camera.

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Preview: Wacom MobileStudio Pro with 3D Scanner First Impression
12 months ago

Preview: Wacom MobileStudio Pro with 3D Scanner First Impression

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Yesterday night, I attended an exclusive Wacom release event in Amsterdam. Here the maker of industry-standard pen input devices presented new products, including the new Cintiq Pro and MobileStudio Pro that I wrote about earlier.

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I also got some time to play with the highest-end 16-inch MobileStudio Pro, which includes the NVIDIA Quadro M1000M GPU and an Intel RealSense R200 3D Scanner with Artec Studio 11 Ultimate software.

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Matterport released a 3D Scanning app for Google Tango
12 months ago

Matterport released a 3D Scanning app for Google Tango

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Today, Google finally launched Tango — a depth sensor-based 3D environment mapping technology that is small enough to built into smartphones. The first smartphone that features the technology, is Lenovo’s $499 Phab 2 Pro. As the product name implies this is a phablet with a very large 6.4″ screen, but it’s a smartphone and that makes it a significant milestone in mobile technology.

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HP is adding seamless DAVID 3D Scanner support to Sprout Pro
12 months ago

HP is adding seamless DAVID 3D Scanner support to Sprout Pro

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If you have read my HP Sprout Pro 3D Scanning Review you remember that I found the workflow well-designed and super easy, but lacking Pro features.

But here’s the good news: You …
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