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News Students create 3D scanning app

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Wow. That's awesome. :D
     
  3. Skiddywinks

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    Wow, madness. That is some very impressive stuff.
     
  4. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Cool.
     
  5. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    nice work. I think the key is here that it was a student. Im doing software engineering and just wondering what the future will hold after a recent conversation with the head of the school. Programming is open to everyone yet its still an area of industry that is under staffed and still growing. Universities are starting to push electronics and software based professions (an interesting fact is EEE, ESE and pure Computer Science students are getting into industry jobs based on their qualifictions over 90% of the time). The way they aim to teach the course is is to encourage independant learning and prepares you for industry rather than filling you with knowledge that becomes totally unrelated when you specialise. It doesn't totally surprise that a student is able to impliment his skills. Ive seen the levels of skill some of the returning students from work placement are at. Some with zero hour contracts and in a slightly rarer case, others encouraged to leave their studies for the company.
     
  6. theevilelephant

    theevilelephant New Member

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    Certainly impressive but as mentioned in its current incarnation it's really only useful as a very rough 3D scanner. I would like to see how it fares with more complex images or trying to model whole rooms. :)
     
  7. Mongoose132

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    wonder how it'd fare on my face, always fancied putting myself into UT2004, or the like.. :p
     
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    /want.

    Please follow this, and let us know when any version is available.
     
  10. Star*Dagger

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    All technical disciplines should be more focused on application. Maybe make the degrees 6 years long and have 3 years theory and 3 for creative application. In my opinion education is giving people the tools to apply their own creativity. Get out of the way and be amazed!

    Kudos to these folks who may have single-handedly revolutionized 3d scanning, lol!

    Awesome!

    Yours in seal of Approval Plasma,
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  11. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Seen it done before.

    Old news.
     
  12. bogie170

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    Little bit of software code to clean up the lines and hey presto! Awesome!
     
  13. Star*Dagger

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    Link or it didn't happen
     
  14. livesabitch

    livesabitch life is what you make it!

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    this is actualy quite classy! i do see this taking off and to a design team that want to creat a quick 3D moddle of a building or say the inside they could then probably redsign the inside out on the original mesh of the building! cheap way to redecorate and change your style to how you like it then make it happen! hows that for saving money for a cheap program, and webcam!
     
  15. TomD22

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    Its The University of Cambridge.

    'Cambridge Uni' doesn't exist.
     
  16. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Very cool, now just bring it to market
     
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