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Structure Sensor: iPad 3D Scanner That Must Be Seen To Be Believed

Structure Sensor iPad 3D Scanner
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I am sitting here trying to understand what I have just seen. Believe me, through the years here at Bit Rebels I have seen tons of 3D scanners being presented only to linger in the shadows once their initial hype has faded. I sense this 3D scanner is going to be different though. This one brings a whole new perspective to the table that I don’t think any of us could have ever expected. The Structure Sensor is simply innovation and revolution all bundled into one device.

When I like something, I am always very generous with my words as it comes naturally from my excitement. It’s not always that you stumble over technology that you know is going to fundamentally change the way we do things. The Structure Sensor is not only a device that will capture real life objects and create them into virtualized 3D representation of them, it is way more than that.

The Structure Sensor can be used on anything and you don’t have to stand still or place an object into a 3D scanner machine. This device is added on to your iPad, and you can literally walk around and scan entire objects or environments down to the smallest detail. Not only does it scan, meaning creating a wireframe mesh out of the things it sees, but it textures it naturally so it looks like a photorealistic copy of the real thing at the same time. It is a mind-boggling thing to see and to think that it is all possible with a little device added onto your iPad is just an unearthly feeling.

The Structure Sensor is currently being refined and perfected for the consumer market but you can pre-order it over at Occipital, the developer of the device, for the price of $349.00. Even though I have seen the video several times already I can’t believe what I have just seen. This device is a beast packaged in a device which you strap on to your iPad, how trippy is that?

Structure Sensor – Insanely Poweful iPad 3D Scanner

Structure Sensor 3D Scanner

Structure Sensor 3D Scanner

Structure Sensor 3D Scanner

Structure Sensor 3D Scanner

Structure Sensor 3D Scanner

Via: [Technabob]

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10 Comments

rod

November 25th, 2013

amazing, as a real estate photographer this is seriously interesting. What was the quality of the 3d image of the scan when used to show a whole room? Would you rate it poor, good, very good, close to realistic? thanks for your time.
rod Hardinge, Australia

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rod

November 25th, 2013

Also, can the footage/file be exported and/or emailed from the I pad to desktop computer (mac) or on to a client? thanks, Rod Hardinge.

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Will

November 25th, 2013

I am also a real estate photographer and second Rod’s questions.
Seattle USA

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Fortyseven

November 25th, 2013

I can definitely imagine this being a standard feature of cell phones in the coming years. It almost has to. :)

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Another Photographer

November 25th, 2013

I can’t believe that two photographers are asking about this for the purposes of their own use.

For $349, if it works, the real estate agent won’t need YOU any more!

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Benjamin

November 26th, 2013

Ok well I have been learning 3-D animation and doing the mesh is a pain and is for me very time consuming
This is cool I want one!

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Hired Gun

November 26th, 2013

This explains why Apple just bought Primesense (The company that made the Kinect for Microsoft) Fortyseven is right…this will start coming as a standard feature.

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marc dennis

November 26th, 2013

does anyone know, when this thing is scanning anf area does it take a point cloud of the space. This kind of at a glance looks similar to what TOP/CON makes for land surveying and city map. Like the street view on google is mapped that way. with giant lasers taking point clouds. if this is a consumer version of that, then this a unbelievably sweet product!!!!

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Raymond dlS

November 26th, 2013

Hmmm… any way to plug this into someones head to creat a visual/ spatial rendering for the blind? A visual version on a cochlear implant?

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Mike Blake

November 26th, 2013

Will Amazon offer if you buy it with a 3D print! Clone anything!

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