Georgia Tech Creates 3D Scanner iPhone App

Georgia Tech Creates 3D Scanner iPhone App

For just about anything you need to do on the mobile side, "there's an App for that." It's a saying that has been beaten to death, but it's sticking around because it's largely true. For just about anything, you can find something to do the trick in Apple's App Store. Georgia Tech has just issued a new 3D Scanner iPhone App, and it's said to be a $0.99 tool for a problem that usually requires hundreds of dollars per year.


It's called Trimensional, the first app that allows users with an iPhone 4, iPad 2 or recent iPod Touch to take 3-D scans of faces or other objects and share them by e-mail. Now in the latest update, users can also e-mail animated videos of their 3D models. For a few dollars more, artists and designers can even export their creation to CAD programs or 3-D applications, such as Maya. The new pro upgrade for Trimensional (available as an in-app purchase) will also send a file that you can use any 3D program to open, so artists and other 3D professionals or hobbyists can now use this $5 app to perform a task that used to require hundreds of dollars worth of equipment.


The team is currently working on an Android build as well, and you can get a glimpse of what's on offer by playing the video here.

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Neat, I would love it if it comes with the printer :P. Kinda useless for many then :(

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Pretty freaking nice. This would have come in handy at Christmas time when my father built a 3D model of their dalmatian for use with a 3D program. If we had this he would have been able to just take one of these pictures :) I could see a fledgling game studio using this type of technology.

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I do/love 3D work but hate apple. I might check this out if they make a droid app in the future. This could actually be super cool if you could scan static objects with your phone instead of modeling them, wishful thinking. Just scan and texture, that would save some time. It's pretty amazing what some of these apps are capable of.

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expand the digital design field into the tangible. I would love to be able to scan anything in my apartment, but I can image there would be a whole slew of IP and copyright crap over using "scanned" images of their products.

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remarkable how much time that must have taken to master an app like that. would love to try exporting images to MAYA and see what I can do! Impressive.

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LOL thats about 15 minutes from me.

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Oh I installed the routers for the network to the campus bookstore and main campus network.

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It's a kinda nice app. Just fun to have it around. But i don't think anyone would use it much after a week. I've seen my friend use it. the Results aren't that great. But when  i clicked this link i thought that it would be a full-fledged scanner. Which i could use to scan certain spare parts, and then print them via a 3D printer. :D . Could really be useful 

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