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  • Trimensional Brings 3D Scanning to the iPhone
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEZtiDrxh-E&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Trimensional: 3D Scanner for iPhone[/ame]


    With so many great photography apps already available for iOS, Trimensional is the first to offer 3D scanning capabilities. Trimensional sets itself apart by offering something not currently available in any other app and it’s a steal at only buck as well. It requires an iPhone 4 or 4th generation iPod Touch to work its magic because it uses the front facing camera to capture images.

    So how does Trimensional pull this off, while other companies require more sophisticated technologies like advanced infrared depth sensors or LIDAR laser-scanners? This app takes a much simpler route to achieve 3D images. First, you have to be in a dark room and set the screen brightness to max. Then hold still and run the app. It will light up the screen and record the image on the front facing camera. Then it processes the image internally and outputs a cool 3D picture for you to enjoy.

    For now, Trimensional cannot export 3D data, but I would imagine this will change in the not too distant future. As it stands now, this is more of a fun app that creates some really cool images, but not much more. Trimensional also produces some unexpected results at times, but for the most part, it is quite a remarkable app. Now all we need is an iPhone that has a 3D screen.

    Source: Cult of Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Trimensional Brings 3D Scanning to the iPhone started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. CabooseLoL's Avatar
      CabooseLoL -
      Quote Originally Posted by krosis View Post
      The way the app works, is it rapidly lights you up from various angles (top, bottom, left, right) using the screen itself, and synchronizing that with the camera capture. Unfortunately that method doesn't quite work the same with external lighting.

      (I didn't realize this until I tried it out myself)
      Oh ok, I kinda figured it did something like that but I wasn't sure. That makes sence. Oh well I'll just have to wait until I get an iPhone 4... Or 5