Matterform’s Photon 3D scanner exceeds funding goal in first week

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Indiegogo  |  Adam Brandejs and Drew Cox  |  Toronto, Ontario

Matterform Photon

The Photon by Matterform - The world’s first, truly affordable 3D scanner for anyone!

If you've ever wanted a 3D scanner now's your chance. By pledging support to this project, you can have your very own Photon 3D Scanner. All the Early backers and batch #1 packs are sold out but just Pledge $449 to grab a batch #2.

The Photon allows anyone to take a physical object, and turn it into a digital 3D model on your computer. From there, you can print your file on any 3D printer, or online printing service. Or use the model you created in an animation or video game.

Easy to use, one-touch 360 degree scanning.

The software was designed from the ground up, and works seamlessly with the hardware. Free to use and download, the software is available for PC, Mac and Linux. Whether you’ve used 3D software before or if you’re just getting into it now you’ll find the Photon software was designed to be as easy as possible. After a one time setup, scanning becomes as easy as one click. We know you want to spend your time creating things and being creative, not calibrating, tweaking hardware or figuring out yet another tool.

The Photon Software concept

 

How accurate is it?

Because the Photon is one solid desktop device, the objects you scan are accurate and precise. Unlike software based solutions, the Photon gives dimensional data, making 3D scans far more useful.

We’re aiming to make the 3D files compatible with all major CAD packages, 3D modelling software and 3D printers. Currently, models produced from the Photon, can be saved as .STL, .OBJ, and point cloud .PLY formats. Making it easy to integrate scans within existing systems, such as 3DS max, Maya, solidworks, cinema 4d, google sketchup, rhino, True space, etc.

 

Features at a glance:

  • High resolution scan created with a high definition camera and dual lasers.

  • All scanners are fully assembled and tested prior to shipping. There are no kits here.

  • Easy folding design makes storage or transport simple.

  • Quick scans. Multiple quality settings can be chosen but an average scan is 3 minutes.

  • Looks awesome. Shoots lasers.

  • Scan objects up to 190mm x 190mm x 250mm (7.5" diamter x 9.75" height)

  • Dual stepper motors for full software control over the scan bed and the z-axis.

  • See the point cloud being captured in real time!

  • Full version of software included for PC, Mac or Linux.

  • .STL, .OBJ, and point cloud .PLY formats

Resources:
Matterform Website

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