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Green lasers are cool, especially when they turn your smartphone into a highly accurate and affordable 3D scanner.
Green lasers are cool, especially when they turn your smartphone into a highly accurate and affordable 3D scanner.
Green lasers are cool, especially when they turn your smartphone into a highly accurate and affordable 3D scanner.
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Scanning Faces and Bodies

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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.

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    1. eora 3D Creator on November 11, 2015

      @Anthony The recommended minimum size for an object to scan is 5cm square. You can scan smaller than this, however the results may be less accurate. You can output files as either .stl, .obj or .ply.

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      Anthony Bates on November 4, 2015

      How small an object can you scan also what type of file will they be converted into?

    3. eora 3D Creator on November 4, 2015

      @Jerome Apologies for the delayed response, we are working on our second update as follow up to this. The distortion in the scan is due to the lack of calibration done in the system as we are still very early is the development of this mode. Subsequent scans have minimal distortion and is constantly being improved. Stay tuned for part 2 of the update.

      @장동성 We recommend keeping eyes closed.

      @Andrew @Kwai @Rahul For stitching of objects in the high resolution mode, we will be supporting stitching in the app. However, for scanning bodies in the high speed mode, we will not be supporting stitching initially, however there are third party open source applications that can help you with this.

    4. Jerome Lebrun on November 4, 2015

      Hi Eora team !

      I've post a comment regarding head scan ( wich seems very distorted from top/bottm view).
      Can i please have an answer about this ?
      This is a bit worrying.

      Have you made some measurement comparison with real world object ?
      How is accurate the scanned data ?
      Tks

    5. Andrew Nakamura
      Superbacker
      on November 1, 2015

      If in app stitching is not available,will you sell follow on software that will stitch the meshes together?

    6. 장동성 on October 30, 2015

      During a face is being scanned, must the model have eyes closed? Can he open his eyes?

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      Rahul Jairath on October 30, 2015

      this is so cool, wheni was reading and saw "Rahul's face".. i was like preplexed at first LOL.
      Can something be done about the gaps under the nose, like the subject "Rahul" is still but can the scanner be moved in Z axis to ensure complete coverage?

    8. Kwai Bun
      Superbacker
      on October 30, 2015

      it's excited to see this!
      it would be great if multiple angles can be combined into a full head
      or at least ear to ear frontal face without holes

    9. Jerome Lebrun on October 30, 2015

      Great update ! Looking at head scan from top view, head seems distorted ?

    10. Kane Keith
      Superbacker
      on October 30, 2015

      Awesome update, I am on a winning side for betting my money on your product. Keep it up!

    11. Casey Thornton on October 30, 2015

      Awesome update guys, keep them coming! Now I'm even more ridiculously excited about getting this scanner.