June 26, 2014

3D Systems announced that its iSense 3D Scanner is now available for preorder. 3D Systems unveiled the iSense, a compact device that transforms your iPad into a lightweight camera, at CES this January.

Users simply attach the iSense to an iPad, and they can literally walk around and scan entire objects or environments. iSense is created for 3DS by Occipital and powered by the same software as 3DS' Sense scanner.

The iSense is ideal for physical photography on the go. It integrates with the Cube family of consumer and prosumer 3D printers and also offers direct upload options to Cubify for cloud printing, empowering users to easily capture and readily 3D print their memorable moments.

From shoes to SUVs, iSense has a versatile scan range with auto-optimized settings for objects large and small. It also features automatic object recognition which extracts precise targets from the busiest of backgrounds. With quick cropping, enhancement and solidifying tools, iSense can prepare 3D printable files with ease.


  • Supported Operating System: iOS 7 and later
  • Operating Range: Min: 0.4 m, Max: 3.5m
  • Field of View: Horizontal: 58°, Vertical: 45°
  • Battery Life: 3-4 hours of active scanning; 1000+ hours of standby
  • Scan Volume Min: 0.2m x 0.2m x 0.2m, Max: 3m x 3m x 3m
  • Weight: 99.2 grams
  • Spatial x/y resolution @ 0.5m: 0.9mm
  • Scanner Dimensions: 119.2mm x 27.9mm x 29mm
  • Depth image size: VGA (640 x 480)
  • Color Image Size: QVGA (320 x 240)
  • Compatibility: iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPad 4 with Retina display

iSense is priced at $499, $100 more than the Sense. It has a lightning cable that plugs directly into the tablet. Pre-orders will begin shipping in the second half of July.

Posted in 3D Scanning

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slo 3D creators wrote at 6/27/2014 9:28:54 AM:

I have been working with the Occipital. the designers of the iSense since December and have using it on a day-to-day basis and have found it provide a excellent scans. The software was still in beta, but is was very usable. There is also a regular USB cable available as an add-on that will allow you use as a standard OpenNI scanner. Here is a link to my Google Photos with plenty of examples of the quality you can obtain: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102080706058456681297/photos

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