May 24, 2012

Trimensional to team up with MakerBot on 3D scanning and exportingMakerBot Industries and Trimensional have recently teamed up and released Trimensional: MakerBot Edition.

What is Trimensional?

Trimensional is a 3D scanner for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad created by Georgia Tech researcher Grant Schindler and released On Jaunary 5, 2011.

How does it work?

First of all, photos must be taken in an extremely dark room, then you turning up your iPhone screen's brightness so it illuminates your face or an object. The Trimensional app uses both the screen and front facing camera from four different directions to detect light patterns reflected off the face to generate a true 3D model.

When you're done with your 3D image, you can export a printable STL file via email.

Trimensional to team up with MakerBot on 3D scanning and exporting

And now, for the first time ever, you can immediately upload it to Thingiverse.com, and then print it out on your MakerBot 3D printer, with no manual editing required.

Trimensional to team up with MakerBot on 3D scanning and exportingTrimensional to team up with MakerBot on 3D scanning and exporting

Trimensional to team up with MakerBot on 3D scanning and exportingTrimensional to team up with MakerBot on 3D scanning and exporting

Trimensional: MakerBot Edition even has built-in methods to smooth the geometry of your scan and to ensure the exported model is made watertight by placing a closed rectangular back on the scan.

Features:

  • Capture your own 3D scans
  • Browse your 3D scan library
  • Rotate and zoom your 3D models
  • Pick from 6 different 3D rendering modes
  • Upload 3D models to Thingiverse.com
  • Export STL, OBJ, PLY via email
  • Share images, videos, and animated GIFs via email
  • NEW: Automatic screen brightness control in iOS 5. (Users of iOS 4.x must manually set screen brightness to maximum).

Technical Details:

  • Polygon Count: 54,626 polygons per scan
  • Capture Speed: 4 seconds per scan

Trimensional: MakerBot Edition is available for download at a cost of $4.99 from iTunes.

Photo credit / Source: Trimensional

 

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Grant Schindler wrote at 5/24/2012 11:32:57 PM:

Steve, Get in touch with me ( trimensional at gmail dot com ) and we can fix this for you. Best, Grant

steve cooley wrote at 5/24/2012 8:25:03 PM:

Sucks if you already bought trimensional. :(



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