It seems like everyone and their brother has a 3D printer (I can think of at least 5 people I know that have one). How are you getting those models for printing, though? Downloading them somewhere, or perhaps crafting your own? Or what it you want those 3D models for other digital purposes? Well, you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you – or you can pick up something like the Revopoint POP 2 3D Scanner.
Long and short of it, the Revopoint POP 2 3D Scanner is a handheld device that can scan whatever you want – a priceless family heirloom, a person’s face, or even that weird chip you just pulled out of the bag. Whatever it is, you can generate a 3D scan of it, and then get it into the software of your choosing, and put those scans onto your computer, or even your phone (beauty of USB, that).
If you’re getting heavily into 3D printing (or 3D modeling for virtual art) then something like the Revopoint POP 2 3D Scanner seems like it would be pretty beneficial (beats having to build all those wireframes if you ask me). You can pick one of these up for an early bird price of $419 (with other add-ons available, like a turntable and extra light). I can’t speak for the device itself, but if the funding numbers are any indication (2000% funded) it seems like a popular option. Check it all out over at revopoint3d.com / kickstarter.com