Matterport's 3D scanning technology claims to be 20 times faster and 18 times cheaper than its nearest rival
This is about the clearest shot of the sensor in the entire promo video
Scanning a detailed wall image. You can see the digital representation in the next image
The digital representation of the objects scan in the previous photo
Matterport can be used to scan detailed interior environments - hardly surprising, then, that Matterport is work with partners in both real estate and games development
A downside of the current prototype is that you do have to carry your Mac around with you - and who'd be seen dead with one of those?
It may be based on apparently familiar technology, but Y Combinator startup Matterport reckons it's putting its 3D scanning technology, which it claims can scan real environments into 3D digital representations 20 times faster than the competition, to innovative use. "We turn reality into 3D models and our scanner is 20 times faster and 18 times cheaper than any other tool on the market," Matterport co-founder Michael Beebe claimed at the Y Combinator 2012 demo day at the end of March. And though that claim might be pushing it slightly - 3D scanners have been around for the better part of two decades - the technology demonstrated in Matterport's demo video is remarkable.
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