3D scanning software arrives on OS X

Summary:Sure, 3D printing is all the rage these days. But what about 3D scanning? The good news is that 3D scanning software is available for OS X for the first time.

3D scanning software arrives on OS X - Jason O'Grady

French startup ManCTL was acquired by Occipital in June 2013, and the relationship has borne fruit. Occipital has released Skanect for OS X, the first 3D scanning software for the Mac platform. Skanect allows OS X users to perform 3D scans on OS X using low-cost sensors like the Asus Xtion and Microsoft Kinect.

3D scanning software arrives on OS X - Jason O'Grady

From its website:

With Skanect, capturing a full color 3D model of an object, a person, or a room has never been so easy and affordable. Skanect transforms your Microsoft Kinect or Asus Xtion camera into an ultra-low-cost scanner able to create 3D meshes out of real scenes in a few minutes.

The best part is that the software is free to download for non-commercial use and includes free export to Sculpteo 3D printing and export to the Sketchfab online sharing platform. Commercial users can license the software for just €99 (excluding VAT), including one year of minor updates and unrestricted export.

Here's a video of the software in action:

Tip: TechCrunch

Topics: Apple, Software

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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