Overview: Hybrid Full Body 3D Scanners

Hybrid 3D scanning systems work by combining photogrammetry and structured light methods. This is the technology that Twindom uses on it's full body 3D scanners used to make 3D portraits.

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Overview: Handheld 3D Scanners

Handheld 3D scanners used in 3D photography typically rely on structured light to calculate the geometry of the subject being 3D scanned. They were designed for and have numerous applications in engineering.

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Overview: DSLR Photogrammetry 3D Full Body Scanners

A DSLR full body 3D scanner relies on photogrammetry to create a 3D scan. Photogrammetry works by finding shared features between multiple photographs to calculate depth. It is predominantly used in the visual effects industry.

*Note: Scroll to the end of the article for an update on the current state of DSLR photogrammety full body 3D scanners. Access full 3D scanning technology comparison here.

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3 Unexpected Ways to Use Full Body 3D Scanners

When our founders first started building full body 3D scanners, it was certainly with 3D portraiture in mind. But thanks to the hundreds of emails and phone conversations with passionate members of the 3D printing community at large, we’ve discovered several unconventional use cases for the Twindom platform that we are excited to explore and develop further. Find a roundup of our top three unconventional full body 3D scanning use cases below: 

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Top Reasons to Invest in a 3D Portrait Business [Infographic]

 

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Is 3D Scanning Technology a Catalyst to Augmented Reality’s Growth?

Imagine a company printing 211 million copies of a product catalog. That is more than 20 times the population of Sweden.What would happen if you added augmented reality to the mix? IKEA, a Swedish home furniture company, valued for offering good design and functionality at affordable prices, just started utilizing this strategy. They recently launched their augmented reality shopping app, called IKEA Place, which can overlay 3D models of furniture onto floors and other surfaces in a customer’s house in real time. Customers have been extremely excited because it has allowed them a sneak peek into how furniture would look in their house before committing to a purchase.

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3D Printing: $550 billion by 2025

McKinsey, a worldwide management consulting firm, predicts that additive manufacturing could have an economic impact of $550 billion annually by 2025. 3D printing has always been seen as a solution to the complicated process of taking a product from design to finished product, but has never fully caught on- until now. The latest round of 3D printing technology is changing this by doing more to shorten the prototyping and manufacturing stages for bringing a product to market.

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Announcing TwinProtect and HD Retouching Now Available for Customers

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of TwinProtect and HD Retouching for all of our customers. Over the last few months we've been conducting a beta program to test the new features among a select group of customers, who use our full body 3D scanners to make 3D portraits. A quick primer on the new features:

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Best 3D Printer for 3D Printed Figurines

When people look at starting a 3D printed figurine business they often wonder why almost all companies use the Projet 660 even though there are other full-color 3D printers on the market. Other full-color 3D printers that people typically come across are the Mcor Iris, Mcor Arke, or the 3D Pandoras. While each of these other printer can produce full-color 3D prints, the Projet 660 is the only printer that can produce high enough resolution 3D printed figurines in a consistent enough fashion that satisfy most end consumers. Here is a quick comparison of how quality and reliability compare with the Projet 660 and the other full-color 3D printers:

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Overview: Turntable-based 3D Body Scanners

Turntable-based 3D body scanners rely on the same technology as handheld 3D scanners (structured light), however they typically use less expensive hardware such as a Microsoft Kinect, Primesense, Asus Xtion, or Intel Realsense sensor to calculate depth.

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