3D Scanning At Your Fingertips

The days of being able to scan and print three-dimensional objects of your hearts’ desire, are finally here! Whether it is a miniature model of yourself or your favourite panoramic photograph printed in a sphere, New Orleans based start-up Scandy, allows users to print images in 3D for a fair price.  Looking to take it a step further, the company recently launched the Scandy Pro app, to scan any object in 3D, right from your phone.

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While professional quality devices used to scan 3D images generally cost thousands of dollars, the Scandy Pro uses an external hardware that costs just under $500 and can be easily attached to your android device. The 3D sensor, developed by pmdtechnologies, allows users of the app to create detailed scans of up to 0.3 millimetre precision, giving a more accurate and higher resolution image to work with.

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Simply open the app, and start scanning your object, whether it is a person, a pet or even a mug! The innovative software then captures up to 3 frames a second, compiles them and then render the 3D image, right in the app. The 3D images can then be used either for printing, in VR (virtual reality) and (AR) augmented reality applications or even in video games.

While the app and product is still in its beta stages, the Scandy software development kit (SDK) called Scandy Core, has been made available to external developers, in the hope that the new and innovative applications of three-dimensional scanning will be soon be created.

While the app will only be commercially available by the end of the year, you can now sign up to test the beta version, on the Scandy website.

Picture courtesy – tctechcrunch2011 and all3dp.com


by techtalks @TechTalks September 14, 2016 5:11 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi