3D Systems says their popular iSense 3D scanner is now available for the iPhone, and this release also includes an exclusive, 3D printed case from Cubify that can be snapped onto the iSense.
This release is available for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones.
This latest version also includes what 3DS says is a major upgrade for the iSense app that applies to both iPhone and iPad users – and it’s free. The company says the upgrade to the app offers enhanced tracking, increased speed (up to 3 times faster than previous versions), and full-color via texture mapping. 3DS says the improvements mean a smoother scanning experience, and scan times of just 5 to 30 seconds. The update is available free to all existing iSense owners, and they can download the upgrade at the iOS app store.
The iSense 3D Scanner, using a scanning engine by Occipital, is driven by the 3D Systems iSense software app, which processes and edits data, and the software is optimized for mobile 3D scanning for 3D printing applications.
Adam Rodnitzky, the Vice President of Marketing for Occipital, says the collaboration with 3D Systems has led to these latest improvements to his company’s 3D scanning engine and allowed for the move from the iPad to the iPhone.
“The iSense for iPhone and iPad brings the powerful and unique capabilities of content optimization for 3D printing designed for consumer use,” Rodnitzky says.
The iSense for iPhone device is now available for pre-order on Cubify, and 3DS says commercial shipments of the device will begin in July. It’s priced at $499, and the iSense for iPhone and iPad will be available on Cubify and from retailers B&H Photo and on BestBuy.com.
The compact, snap-on design of iSense transforms the iPhone, as it did for the iPad before it, into a 3D scanner which features automatic object recognition to extract precise targets from even the most visually complex backgrounds. The apps features quick cropping, enhancement and solidifying tools, and 3DS says iSense can prepare 3D printable files within mere minutes.
There are now apps to make the iSense ready for mobile 3D scanning on the iPhone, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Air, 2 or iPad mini, and its integrated, compact snap-on design transforms those Apple devices into machines capable of 3-4 hours of active scanning.
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