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.
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.
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