Friday, July 26, 2002

3Q Technologies showed a fascinating image-based 3D scanner on the Exhibition floor and in the Studio area. Three cameras and one strobe per scan unit capture a model in 2ms.

It operates on a FireWire bus and multiple scanners can be chained for wide coverage. The custom software processes the images after capture, producing a 3D model without holes or spikes-- amazing accuracy and low scan time (though post processing from 2 units took maybe 15s). Multiple simultaneous datasets are merged automatically based on units' calibrated relative positions.

Here's a medical installation with four scan heads built into the console-- scan heads themselves looked to be ~3"x15"x12" (WxHxD).

Friday, July 19, 2002

So stuff's going to be SIGGRAPH 2002
related for the next few days... looking for STEREO VISION and MATCHMOVE TALENT

Sunday, July 14, 2002

GPS software for Zaurus-- contains wget link to retrieve map based on latitude and longitude from

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Monday, July 08, 2002