This weekend during the 3D Printer World Expo at Burbank, California, British company Fuel3D will present its new Fuel3D Scanner: a 3D scanner that’s able to capture and process a 3D model in seconds. The company has raised over $300,000 in 2013 with a crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter and now – in 2014 – it’s time for the Fuel3D Scanner to see the light.
So what is the buzz about? The Fuel3D is presented as a 3D scanner that can capture and process a 3D model in a few seconds. It’s the first-ever 3D scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging. According to the company, Fuel3D is a “handheld 3D scanner that delivers high resolution shape and color capture for a range of 3D modeling applications, such as 3D printing, as well as on-screen applications like 3D art, animation and game development.”
During the World Expo, artist John Mahoney, famous for working as a designer on ten Disney movies, will present this new technique during a seminar in which he shows how the machine can help 3D artists and designers to incorporate 3D scanning into their design process. He will demonstrate how a case model can be built around a scan to save time. His demonstration, which combines art and 3D scanning, will take place on January 31st at 4:00 p.m. in the Hollywood/Burbank Room.
If you would like to read more about this innovating project, then check out the website of the company.