The Fuel3D Is A Handheld High Resolution 3D Scanner For Sub-$1000 That Can Grab Faces Textures

You are about to activate our Facebook Messenger news bot. Once subscribed, the bot will send you a digest of trending stories once a day. You can also customize the types of stories it sends you.

Click on the button below to subscribe and wait for a new Facebook message from the TC Messenger news bot.

Inboard Technology raises $8 million to be the Tesla of electric skateboards

Pip is a retro games console for kids to learn coding

Kickstarter reboots its Patreon competitor, Drip

MITs new desktop 3D printer technology increases speeds up to 10x

Divergent 3D taps a Chinese-led investment syndicate for up to $107 million in new funding

Beheld is a new startup that lets you scan, send, and print yourself

Beheld is a new startup that lets you scan, send, and print yourself

Topology lets you try before you buy glasses using AR in an app

MIT researchers used a $150 Microsoft Kinect to 3D scan a giant T. rex skull

The Fuel3D Is A Handheld, High Resolution 3D Scanner For Sub-$1,000 That Can Grab Faces & Textures

Makers and 3D designers who want to replicate the shape and colour of real-world objects in their creations clap your eyes on the above gizmo. TheFuel3Dis a handheld, high resolution 3D scanner, which captures 3D photos of real-world objects/subjects and, in conjunction with its creators software, turns them into a 3D model with accurate geometry and colour.

With 3D printers taking off, the demand for object scanners is likely to rise especially affordable scanners, and the Fuel3Ds creators are aiming to ship this high resolution 3D scanner with a sub-$1,000 price-tag. Or thats the plan, if it achieves itsKickstarterfunding goal of $75,000 all but certain, given it still has 31 days left to run on its campaign and less than $10,000 required.

A sub-$1,000 price-tag is not as cheap as thePhoton 3D scannerwe covered back in April which was on Indiegogo for $399 but that scanner was specifically focused on object scanning, with a small turntable design. Whereas the Fuel3D is more freestyle in what it can scan, allowing for human faces to be captured by holding the device up and taking photos in conjunction with a small target placed next to the face.

Its high resolution 3D capture also allows for detailed textures to be captured, providing a variety of use-case scenario for animators, game developers and 3D artists. In other words, this could be a handy office gadget for your gaming startup.

FUEL3D is an affordable handheld 3D scanning system that delivers extremely high quality 3D shape and color capture for a range of creative applications. The Fuel3D handheld scanner is a point-and-shoot 3D scanning system that captures extremely high resolution mesh and color information of objects. Fuel3D is the worlds first 3D scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging

Get the top tech stories of the day delivered to your inbox

Get a weekly recap of the biggest tech stories

The latest startup funding announcements

Tinder is using AI to get you hooked up Crunch Report

Facebook Messenger Kids lets under-13s chat with whom parents approve

Early Uber advisor Bradley Tusk on selling his shares, and the fights hell wage in 2018

How Slack uses a raccoon to keep distractions on Slack at bay

Volkswagens MOIA debuts its all-electric rideshare vehicle

Kinin puts aromatherapy in your mouth

The Sun Exchange funds solar installations with micro-investments and bitcoin

Trillium aims to shield your high-tech car against cyberattacks

Notch can record your body movements

Pinterest Adds Price Alerts To Turn Aspirational Pins Into Purchases

Part-time Helpdesk Support at Childrens Council of SF (San Francisco, CA, United States)

Web Developer at Childrens Council of SF (San Francisco, CA, United States)

Director of Marketing at Devbridge Group (Chicago, IL, United States)

Recruiting Services Manager at The Sourcery (San Francisco, CA, United States)

Senior Java Engineer at Direct Commerce (San Francisco, CA, United States)

Latest headlines delivered to you daily

Subscribe to span class=no-mobileSubscribe to /spanThe Daily Crunch