3d scanning

  • 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

  • New Wizardry Allows Researchers To Turn Photos Into Three-Dimensional Objects

    New Wizardry Allows Researchers To Turn Photos Into Three-Dimensional Objects

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a way to manipulate objects in photos in three dimensions, allowing you to see all sides of formerly 2D objects. How is it done? Some might say there is dark magic afoot, but what’s really happening is far more interesting. Read More

  • 3D Sensing Tablet, EyesMap, Aims To Replace Multiple Surveyor Tools

    3D Sensing Tablet, EyesMap, Aims To Replace Multiple Surveyor Tools

    Spanish startup E-Capture R&D is building a tablet with 3D sensing capabilities that’s aiming to target the enterprise space as a portable tool for surveyors, civil engineers, architects and the like — replacing a slew of standalone instruments. Read More

  • Rendor Turns Your Single-Camera Smartphone Into A Real 3D Scanner

    Rendor Turns Your Single-Camera Smartphone Into A Real 3D Scanner

    Using a piece of paper with a specially printed grid and a regular smartphone, Rendor may have just cracked the 3D scanning code. The system allows you to create a 3D scan of almost any object simply by taking video of it from every angle. The program interpolates the shape of the object based on how it is positioned on the grid and then generates a usable 3D file. Read More