Shortly after announcing “groundbreaking products”, the US 3D technology manufacturer 3D Systems (DDD) launches it’s latest 3D Scanner called Sense.
November 8, 2013: The handheld 3D scanner Sense by 3D Systems allows for creation of digital, full color 3D models and is easy to use. Sense is a equipped with a Class I laser, is optimised for immediate 3D printing and uses 3DS’s Geomagic Software.
- Scan volume: Min 0.2m x 0.2m x 0.2m, Max 3m x 3m x 3m
- Dimensions: 17.8cm x 12.9cm x 3.3cm
- Operating range: Min 0.35m, Max 3m
- Depth image size: 240(w) x 320(h) px
- Field of view: Horizontal 45°, Vertical 57.5°, Diagonal 69°
- Color Image Size: 240(w) x 320(h) px
- Operating Systems: Windows 7 and 9, Mac OSX 10.8 or later
The Sense is currently available for $399 in the Cubify Webshop. Staples will offer the 3D Scanner in their stores from November 18.
Update: January 9, 2014 – Ben Heck tests Sense
Ben Heck tests 3D Scanner Sense in his Show:
Update: June 9, 2014 – Upgrade and new features for Sense
The upgrade to Sense Software version 1.1 includes new features. Further Mac users can now work with the 3D Scanner.
The Software for Mac can be downloaded via Cubify.
Rajeev Kulkarni, Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Products, 3DS:
“The Sense was an instant hit, becoming one of our most popular consumer products overnight and the easiest way for mainstream users to experience the world of 3D. The Sense’s intuitive nature, portability, range, unmatched quality and powerful user interface and user experience has spurred a new social movement around 3D sharable and printable physical photography.”
April 20, 2015: Update – 3D Systems upgrades Sense 3D Scanner with new software
3D Systems announced the Sense Plus software upgrade for its consumer 3D scanner Sense. The new software increases scan capture speed by three times to 25 frames per second. It also includes enhanced colour editing features.
The software upgrade is available for free download for existing users.