ROCK HILL, SC — 3D Systems has rolled out the Sense 3D scanner, the first 3D scanner designed for the consumer and optimized for 3D printing.
The Sense is the only 3D scanner to deliver precise, instant, physical photography, so everyone can capture his or her scanable moments. Sense has flexible scan size and can capture everything from a picture-perfect cupcake to a full-body selfie, processing data in seconds for an instantly 3D printable file.
Sense comes with an intuitive user interface with easy and automated zoom, track, focus, crop, enhance and share tools. Sense printables can be sent to your Cube and CubeX 3D printers, or directly uploaded to Cubify.com for cloud printing in a range of materials, including Ceramix, Aluminix and Clear.
The Sense is priced at $399 and immediately available on Cubify.com. The Sense will also be available on Staples.com and in hundreds of Staples retail stores nationwide starting November 18, 2013.
"The Sense is the first ever 3D content camera for everyone, making it possible to capture people, objects and places on the go," said Rajeev Kulkarni, Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Products, 3D Systems. "I anticipate that the Sense's intuitive nature, portability, range, unmatched quality and powerful user interface and user experience will spur a new social movement around 3D sharable and printable physical photography."
Sense's hand-held mobility gives users the freedom to scan spontaneously, and is compatible with the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet.
The product scans small, large, and between: small and large objects, people and scenes. The Sense has the most diverse scan range in its class with auto-optimized settings for small and large objects like a book or a motorcycle, heads to full bodies and scenes as large as 10 feet tall and wide.
Sense software is intuitive, fast, accurate and easy to use. Scans process in seconds and can be cropped, enhanced and solidified for printables in just minutes. No design experience is necessary.
Scans can be edited in Cubify Sculpt, consumer software for editing STLs, mash-ups and organic modeling. Full integration between the Sense and Cubify Sculpt gives users the creative freedom to import scans and combine them with other favorite designs.
Sense is fully integrated with Cubify.com and the Cube 3D printer. Scans can be uploaded directly for cloud printing with a variety of materials on Cubify.com, or sent directly to the 3D printer.
Sense is powered by 3DS' proprietary Geomagic software, making the Sense unmatched in quality, scan speed and easy editing capabilities for consumers.