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iSense Discount, Buyers’ Advice & Structure Sensor Exchange Program
7 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
7 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
7 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
9 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
10 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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Microsoft is adding native 3D Capture to Windows 10
10 months ago

Microsoft is adding native 3D Capture to Windows 10

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Last Wednesday, Microsoft introduced a lot of new hardware, like the Surface Studio and a new Surface Book. These devices, with their large displays that can be used with touch, …
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Wacom’s new MobileStudio Pro tablets have a 3D Scanner
10 months ago

Wacom’s new MobileStudio Pro tablets have a 3D Scanner

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Last week, Wacom — the company known for its professional drawing tablets — announced the MobileStudio Pro. At first glance, it’s simply the successor of the Cintiq Companion, the stand-alone pen-display loved by many illustrators and graphic designers. But for this new version, Wacom has included features that will appeal extra to 3D artists and creative professionals that want to add 3D scanning to their workflow.

Here are 3 things you need to know:

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