3D modeling

Beheld is a new startup that lets you scan, send, and print yourself

Kat Kinkead and Peter Weijmarshausen met at their old company, Shapeways. Weijmarshausen recently stepped down as CEO and was looking for something cool to do when he and Kinkead realized that the mos

Amazon has acquired 3D body model startup, Body Labs, for $50M-$70M

TechCrunch has learned that Amazon has acquired Body Labs, a company with a stated aim of creating true-to-life 3D body models to support various b2b software applications -- such as virtually trying

Unreal’s ‘photorealistic character sample’ is like a Rob Lowe from the uncanny valley

Making the character models you see in games is a very involved process, and as a few recent titles have shown, the faces especially are hard as hell to do right. The folks behind Epic's Unreal Engine

Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself

Yes, after pulling herself out of her 1950’s rut as a swimsuit model to become everything from a doctor, lawyer, computer scientist, astronaut and even the president of the United States, Barbi

MakePrintable turns 3D models into printable objects

MakePrintable, a new 3D printing site, does what it says on the tin. The service will take a 3D model – maybe one you scanned in or something you made – and modify it based on the type of

Father-to-be uses VR to ‘meet’ his daughter before she’s born

Of all the potential use-cases for VR, Samuli Cantell has arguably come up with the most unusual after persuading his pregnant girlfriend to undergo 4D ultrasound scanning of their unborn child in ord

The $300 New Matter Mod-T is more a toy than a 3D printer (but that’s OK)

As 3D printing moves from the realm of hackers and hobbyists into the commonplace it’s clear that there is room for a 3D printer for students, kids, and schools. While many in the space are goin

Pinscreen launches with high-tech distractions for a nerve-wracking election

Pinscreen says it has developed a system for generating what can be photorealistic three-dimensional images from a single scan. While the technology's current applications involved distorted faces for

In Utero 3D lets you touch your baby before it’s born

A Polish company, In Utero 3D, is doing something really sweet. They’re printing 3D models of babies in the womb so blind mothers can feel their children before they’re born and experience

Shanna Tellerman of Modsy to speak about practical VR applications at Disrupt NY

The road to practical virtual reality applications as been exhausting, and there are few people who have traveled as far as Shanna Tellerman. We're excited to announce that she will join a panel of vi

Mixed Dimensions retools its 3D printing software to target gamers, b2b

San Francisco-based Mixed Dimensions, which makes software targeting the 3D printing space, has closed a $4 million Series A, with the funding round led by SiliconValley investors Alsop Louie Partners