dfgdfgWarner Bros’ Dolphin Tale movie, released late last year, tells a true story of an injured dolphin, a boy, and some pretty innovative doctors. Winter the dolphin lost her tail in a crab trap and was rescued by marine biologists at Florida’s Clearwater Marine Aquarium. However tailless, Winter had problems swimming - a life-threatening situation for a dolphin. But…we’ll let you watch the movie to see the outcome.
My phone rang at 3 pm yesterday and even before I picked it up, 3 text messages came in
Geomagic will be the technology behind the Kinect®-to-3D print app that is part of 3D Systems’ Cubify.com launch at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2012).
This application, at an early stage of development, will demonstrate the automated process of 3D imaging and 3D printing for consumers. For CES it enables an instant 3D image of visitors at the event to be automatically turned into a 3D model and printed out on a 3D printer during the show.
Geomagic’s Kinect-to-3D print technology is fresh out of Geomagic’s R&D division, as an application built on top of Geomagic Studio®, Geomagic’s flagship software best known for its simple user experience and powerful processing tools for taking 3D scan data into design and fabrication. 3D data taken using this method can also be used for other purposes including design, testing, innovation, archive and prototyping.
Come to watch the Kinect-to-3D print in action, and get a model of yourself at CES at the 3D Systems’ booth # 13345.
You can see a video of the software in action at: http://youtu.be/0RsIUI0XVy0
View the kinect-to-3d video now
This is the second installment in our 2012 Demo Part story. We began the series in Part One by introducing my new role, which supports scripting with our industrial products, and we quickly framed the story behind our new demo part. Today we will look at the Demo Part project in greater detail, follow the transformation of the part’s design, and share with you the indispensable role Protomold played in bringing this part (actually parts) to injection mold, through production, and on to market…
This year’s Euromold will feature an innovative 3D face scanning and printing system by 3D Systems and Geomagic. All attendees will be able to get their face scanned using Geomagic and a Kinect scanner, and attendees can watch faces be printed out in 3D using 3D Systems’ latest 3DTouch printer, an affordable 3D printer newly launched by the company...
In her keynote at the 13th Annual Wohlers Conference, titled “Design and Innovation from Additive Manufacturing’, being held at Euromold 2011, Geomagic CEO and president, Ping Fu, will dive into a vision of 3D software, 3D printing and what it will deliver...
By Jean-Michel Koch, European Marketing Manager, Geomagic
The Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin hotel downtown Stuttgart was poised and ready to welcome the European Geomagic resellers and OEMs for the presentation of the new 2012 versions of Geomagic Studio, Geomagic Qualify, Geomagic Qualify Probe and Geomagic Wrap.
An amazing number of attendees were expected, 60 people, including 44 partners from 14 countries. Public transportation is on strike today in Germany, hopefully that’s not gonna hurt. The event is expected to start at 11.00am for registration and a quick coffee reception….
By Karl Matthews, Vice President of Product Management, Geomagic
With the 2012 launch in full swing, it is easy to think of Geomagic from just the perspective of our software. Great though the software is, sometimes it is important to remember that the strength of our organization depends fundamentally on the people who work here. Not only do we have fantastic people, but we periodically fine tune team roles and responsibilities to enhance the level of service we provide our customers and partners...
By Kevin Scofield
Today marks the end of a long journey for me and the development team, as we get to launch the latest version of our flagship 3D reverse engineering and polygon modeling software, Geomagic Studio 2012 (note: technically, it is the thirteenth edition of the product, but for obvious reasons, we chose not to call it version 13!). After over a year of design and development, I am particularly proud to release this edition to our customers, as it contains some real noteworthy improvements, many of which are the result of hard work and long hours.
One of te overarching themes of our Beta feedback was that this new version "just feels faster". Well, that's because it is! We increased the speed of processing by employing more multi-threading, while also allowing the system to use more points and polygons. The net result is anywhere from 30% to as much as 90% improvement in processing time and capacity (actual mileage may vary). Go ahead...throw some large data at it. Let me know your opinion.
Since one of the real growth areas of 3D scanning is the long-range scanning market (i.e. Surphaser, Leica HDS, Faro Focus, etc), we focused on doing a better job of importing and filtering these large data sets. A key addition was a new Walk Through mode which lets the user "see" the data from the perspective of the scanner, and move through the scene, which makes editing that much easier. Now, you can view the data, chop out some interesting portions and make a sketch through it in CAD in a matter of minutes. Nice.
Last but not least, I ask you...no, I order you to try out the Patch tool. This is one of those "why didn't we think of this before" tools that is unique to Geomagic and is getting rave reviews from our testers. Sort of a mashup of hole filling, Rewrap and smoothing, it lets you use geometry from a similar area of the polygon mesh to fill a hole. Since a lot of objects that are scanned have repetitive features (heck, a cube has 8 corners), all you need is good scan data on one of them, and you "patch" missing areas using this new tool. Oh yeah, and it will deform the patch to fit the area perfectly. Very nice.
I hope you enjoy Geomagic Studio 2012. It represents alot of hard work, and is based, once again, primarily on feedback from our users. Now, I gotta get back to work...version 2013 already seems right around the corner!
Written by Richard Sandham
This past Summer, Geomagic set out to create our first ever demo part. This four part blog series is about our journey from the first edition to the final product starting with the initial design and ending with manufacturing...(skip to Part Two)