Matterport 3D camera cuts cost of traditional laser scanners

11/18/2013 | Forbes

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The Matterport camera "is a 3D ecosystem that handles all the heavy lifting associated with 3D models, including rendering the data, displaying it online and offering a way for people to interact with the virtual space, either using traditional interfaces or a 3D headset," Elise Ackerman writes. David Colleen, the CEO of Planet 9 Studios, used it to scan a ceiling for a remodel of Stanford Hospital and to scan the foyer skylight of a building at Stanford University. He calls the Matterport a "big breakthrough because it cuts out a lot of the time and expense of old-fashioned scanners."

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