Thursday, 11 October 2012

The full scan and 3D print system for the consumer, could lead to dark adult uses

When everyone is talking abut the latest 3D news if its something about the legalities of copyright laws or the fact some new company are making 3D guns and hit a bump in the road because their hired machine is not being used responsibly. The fact remains that 3D manufacture technology will be steadily growing in all directions from a moral point as well as a technology point. The last development I looked at was a liquid polymer system with a laser light scanner to harden the liquid to the desired shape, which is a a great system which allows the printmaker to use fine detail and make delicate models. Comparing the old style hot glue gun adding layer after layer to eventually make your piece with the telltale stripy patten in the final product.
 The open sourced rewrap system seems much more economical then the store brought system which are essentially the reprap system packed and presented well enough to add to a office or gadget guru. The main thing is that such devices seem useless without content, and the printer without a pint design is no more then a door stop. Granted there are now web forums or communities that have on sale printed designs for the consumer but by the look of things these are no more then little christmas cracker toys and novelty items which may leave most people cold i the thought of desiring them. The best solution is a system which not only allows the printing of a 3d object but the ability to make your own. Much in the way of Polaroid which allows the consumer to photo his or her own private pictures but also develop the end result. This highly personalized piece of technology, grew in popularity.  Despite science moving forward for the family photos, it is likely that digitized versions of pictures are still popular for online and social websites.
The 3D print industry is still a industry and the manufacture and creating process is still in the arms of a prototype and design companies. My personnel preference to buy a 3D printer wasn't halted by the complex build kits for a reprap system. I halted simply because the equation was not complete, in order to own a printer you must of course have a scanner or a means to draw  in 3D to allow your own personnel designs to be manufactured. Next engine is the  first 3D scanner I researched, which seems like an expensive system which cost $3000 for laser based scanner and rotating platform. This was mostly for professionals who need to scan quickly and have a virtual render for animation or for items in simulators like 2nd life.
 A cheap version for a scanner is to use a webcam   white foam board and scan software which crudely works but technology has moved one since the how to scan video of 2010. Kinetic camera connected to computer software Reconstruct me, has a convenient way of scanning. Also free software Skanect, which takes your kinetic and scans relevant information for 3D construction. The whole idea of video camera to scam 3D information allows a better interface for the general public to use. Having no skills in 3D drawing software packages or Computer aided design.
The notion of reconstructing complex 3D patterns and editing the virtual image for 3D printing seems to be beyond of what the modern consumer can do. In terms of the polaroid analogy, people are not prepared to develop their own film to own family photos. Bringing the cost and complexity to the bare minimum seems like a challenge. Until you rethink of the idea similar to way a kinect hack and web cam scanners work.
In three years 3D scanners have gone from $30,000 to $3,000 to—$0.00?! AutoDesk’s free 123D Catch app is now available for the iPhone and iPad. Users can take up to 40 pictures, upload them to the cloud, and receive a digital 3D model. Simply, 123D Catch is a free handheld 3D scanner as mobile as you are. Coupled with 3D modeling software and 3D printing services, Autodesk aims to bring 3D fabrication to the masses.
The 123D Catch app was first released on the iPad in May 2012 and more recently adapted for the iPhone in early September. Added to 123D, 123D Catch (web), 123D Sculpt (iPad), and 123D Make, Autodesk has made 3D scanning, modeling, and printing as easy as 1-2-3. How does it work? Grab something you want to digitize—a statue or household item. Now, take 20 to 40 photos of the object from as many different angles as you can. Review your photos and replace any errant shots.
When satisfied, upload the images to Autodesk’s cloud service. Autodesk’s proprietary software will find common points between photos, extrapolate the angle each photo was taken from, and stitch them into a 3D model. 123D Catch models made from the iPad or iPhone are compatible with Autodesk’s 123D Catch web app. Users can perfect their models and then 3D print them either at home or through a third party, like Sculpteo or Shapeways  Turing 3D scanning into a free phone Application is definitely the way forward to completing the full 3D equation. It can allow consumers to scan develop and print psychical representations of them selves much in the way of the polaroid camera. Though back in the past, a dark alternative for the Polaroid was used to take nude photos capturing adult situations. I can image with this kind of technology would point at the similar uses of the polaroid camera...

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