3d scanning

  • The dream of customizable virtual 3D foliage is alive at Disney

    The dream of customizable virtual 3D foliage is alive at Disney

    Oh, to work at Disney, to have a hand in creating those lusciously detailed 3D worlds, every character lovingly rendered, every animal sidekick unique and hilarious, every tree… filled with leaves. Designed and placed individually. In movies that take place in forests. There has to be a better way. What if you could just 3D scan some leaves and then tweak them to your liking? Read More

  • CALA’s app fits designer clothing to your body using iPhone photos

    CALA’s app fits designer clothing to your body using iPhone photos

    A new startup called CALA aims to make it easier for new designers to break into the fashion business by offering everything needed to run their e-commerce operations – from production to delivery. In addition, CALA’s new mobile app where this apparel is sold is upending the traditional way garment sizes are created and fitted by way of 3D body scanning technology. The result… Read More

  • Scandy is bringing 3D scanning to Android phones near you

    Scandy is bringing 3D scanning to Android phones near you

    Not content with letting you 3D print your images on demand, Scandy is today launching a beta program for its $500 device to make it easy to scan objects in 3D, all from your Android device. The company is using 3D sensors from pmd to get 0.3mm feature precision, putting resolutions from far more expensive machines in the hands of consumers. Read More

  • Lockheed Martin’s Hydra Fusion builds 3D maps in real time from drone footage

    Lockheed Martin’s Hydra Fusion builds 3D maps in real time from drone footage

    A drone is a great eye in the sky, but if you want richer data than what its cameras show — for example, detailed 3D maps — you might be looking at a few hours of processing time. That is, unless your HQ is rocking Lockheed Martin’s cool-sounding Hydra Fusion tools, which can build that 3D map in real time from just video. Read More

  • Bio
    One professor’s quest to 3D scan every fish in the sea

    One professor’s quest to 3D scan every fish in the sea

    If you were wondering what a mottled sculpin looks like, there are plenty of pictures available online. But while they may satisfy a curious tidepooler, the discerning ichthyologist demands more. That’s why a professor at the University of Washington is getting full 3D scans of every fish in the sea — every species, anyway. Read More

  • How 3D Tech Is Saving The Animal Kingdom Crunch Network

    How 3D Tech Is Saving The Animal Kingdom

    Not since the extinction of the dinosaurs has Earth lost so much life. This time, however, it can’t be attributed to asteroids, volcanic eruptions or an ice age. Humans are the perpetrators. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, 99 percent of today’s threatened species are at risk because of human activities, which range from habitat destruction to poaching. If this… Read More

  • A Chat With Project Mosul About Rebuilding A Ruined History

    A Chat With Project Mosul About Rebuilding A Ruined History

    Matthew Vincent is one of the members of Project Mosul, an effort to recreate the lost artifacts at the Mosul Museum that were recently destroyed by ISIS fighters. By taking pictures and images of the broken artifacts, the group hopes to recreate them with 3D printers, storing at least the shape and quality of the originals to keep them safe, at least in a digital form. He spoke with me about… Read More

  • Project Mosul Aims To Resurrect The Artifacts Destroyed By ISIS

    Project Mosul Aims To Resurrect The Artifacts Destroyed By ISIS

    In what could be one of the most interesting and important uses of 3D scanning to come along in a long while, the Initial Training Network for Digital Cultural Heritage is working to collect photographs of the destroyed statues that can be used to piece together 3D models of the destroyed artifacts. With enough visual data, the group should be able to recreate the objects to scale and undo… Read More