Researchers at ETH Zurich have this month unveiled a new smartphone application they have created which is capable of capturing highly detailed 3D scans of physical objects.
The new ETH Zurich 3D Scanner smartphone application uses the already included graphics processing and smartphones motion sensors to collect the information it requires to generate a 3D image of the subject. Watch the video after the jump to see the new 3D scanning smartphone application in action.
As you can see from the video of yourself the final result from the ETH Zurich 3D scanner app is very impressive and is very easy to accomplish by just using your smartphone. Unfortunately at the current time ETH Zurich has not made in a new 3D scanning smartphone application available to the public to download.
“Instead of taking a normal photograph, a user simply moves the phone around the object of interest and after a few motions, a 3D model appears on the screen. As the user keeps moving, additional images are recorded automatically and used to extend the 3D model. As all calculations are performed directly on the phone, the user gets immediate feedback and can select additional viewpoints to cover missing parts of the 3D model. This is an important advantage compared to solutions that batch process all the images in the cloud at a later time.”
As soon as any more information becomes available from ETH Zurich regards a release date and price for the new ETH Zurich 3D Scanner application we will keep you updated as always. For more information on the new 3D Scanning app jump over to the CVG website for details.