Scanning Faces and Bodies
Hello everyone! It’s been a busy week here at eora 3D. We are now at 600% of goal. An amazing 1745 people have now supported us. Thank You. We want you to know that this does not impact our manufacturing, shipping and delivery forecast. We can inform you that our manufacturing capacity caps out at 6000 units a month. We have worked very hard with our manufacturing/assembly partners over the last couple of months to secure the capacity we need.
Scanning Faces/Bodies - Part 1
From the beginning our most requested feature has been about 3D scanning faces and bodies. Due to the high-precision nature of the scanner and the line-laser mechanics, this has been a very difficult problem to solve. When designing the eora 3D scanner, our goal was to achieve high-precision scanning of objects and surfaces, and this was due to an engineering requirement that we had in measuring organic surfaces. You’ve asked, we’ve listened. We looked deeper into our algorithms and after some significant updates, we are happy to report that you can now scan faces and animate objects.
Here are some preliminary results :
The above model has 594.2k faces and 297.9k vertices. Scan time : 3 minutes inc. processing.
The above model has 722.1k vertices. Scan time : 3 minutes inc. processing.
The above model has 318.3k vertices. Scan time : 3 minutes inc. processing.
Nothing changes about the way you use your eora 3D scanner. The object being scanned has to be stationary. In the above GIF Rahul's head is resting against the wall. It’s still app driven and it requires no hardware changes. There are no fiducial markers required either. It is important however to remember that in-app stitching will not be available for face and body scans. The laser in the eora 3D scanner is an eye-safe Class 2M 520nm laser. A Class 2M laser is safe because of the human blink reflex if not viewed through optical instruments. Although not considered harmful, while scanning faces you have to close your eyes.
We are confident that these results will get better over time. Stay tuned for a follow on update, Scanning Faces/Bodies - Part 2.
A Quick Survey
We will be sending you all a message with a link for a quick survey. Please follow the link in the message. The response you send us will help guide our app development roadmap.
We will be updating our compatibility list on the page, showing a more thorough list of compatible phones.
If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave comments here and we will address them in a timely manner. Cheers.