At the recent CES in Las Vegas Real-View 3-D unveiled a new 3D scanner. According to a report on Wired's Gadget Lab, the device is supposedly quite affordable. While information on Real-View's website is rather scarce, the design of the scanner seems to be quite economical:
- Simple spinning platter to hold scanned objects
- Stereo cams recording the object's image as it is spun around
- Fancy software to interpret the stereo images and melt them into a 3D model (not shown in picture)
- Minimalistic design seems to include only the necessary elements to accomplish the above. No fancy chambers, lighting, etc.