February 10, 2013
Free SCENECT App Opens up 3D Scanning to a Wider Audience
One of the biggest hindrances to replication in the 3D printing world is the lack of affordable 3D scanners, writes 3D Printing Industry, with the least expensive industry-grade scanners costing anywhere from $2,000 to $20,000. Autodesk is one company that has been trying to tackle that problem by transforming a sequence of photographs into a 3D model with its app, 123D Catch.
Now, Florida-based FARO technologies, producer of other laser scanning technologies, has a free application called SCENECT, which turns Microsoft Kinect and other popular motion sensors into smart 3D scanners. The new software solution opens up numerous possibilities for 3D enthusiasts and interested users – including 3D printing, model-making and prototype construction, graphic and game design.
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