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itSeez3D 3D scanning app


I've been following the isSees3D scanning app for a while (it was used to create the 3D scans of Blenderheads at SIGGRAPH). Today I was watching their product video and noticed what seems a Blender appearance at 00:57. We had quite a bit of discussion about it on Twitter and the general consensus seems to be that yes, it's Blender allright.

What do you think?

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    • Mircea Kitsune on

      That sucks indeed. I only use Android and am not a fan of Apple and its proprietary software. I hope Android will have its own alternative soon enough. If this becomes mainstream technology (which clearly will in a decade or less) that shouldn't be a problem.

      Someday, cameras that film using in 2D will become a thing of the past. Everyone will be using 3D cameras, which generate full 3D animations of what you are filming around yourself. You'll be able to record events that happen near you and use an external camera to roam around the scene freely, to see what was behind you when you were filming down the street. But that's probably more distant... +50 years at best I'd imagine.

  1. It looked great until the dreaded phrase "in the cloud" hit.

    I would want to read the T&Cs *very* carefully before using this service.

    What personal data do they record? How do they secure it? Do they have "safe harbour" certification? Are they only self-certiffied?

    Do they keep copies of my scans? What rights do they claim over those copies? Do they associate my identity against those scans?

    What happens if the company goes under? Presumably, the in-cloud processing stops. Have they put the code in escrow somewhere for release on comany closure? Or is it just an asset to be sold in the bankrupcy sale? Is the cloud processing free? If it is do they have a covenant somewhere to keep it that way once should the company be sold?

    I had a quick look at their site but could find no answers to these questions.

  2. Mircea Kitsune on

    A camera with a depth sensor, which can detect how far every pixel is and create a model based on that, is easy any nothing impressive in my opinion. Determining the complete shape of the object by circling around it however is extremely difficult, since it has to involve some insane camera tracking and spatial recognition. That's the part I find really impressive!

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