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Getting the HandyPROBE and Handyscan 3D to collaborate

Since the introduction of the HandyPROBE, this device has been functioning in a third-party inspection software, such as PowerInspect or Polyworks. This requirement made it hard to combine both the…

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The Winter Olympics, the Creaform way!

Check this out! Louis-Philippe Gendron, Computer Graphics Artist at Creaform, has produced a short animated film featuring a full-size 3D scan model of the Inukshuk that served as inspiration to…

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Science Fiction of 3D Laser Scanning

ACCURACY AND RESOLUTION IMPROVEMENT When we think of future laser scanning, the first thing that comes in mind is an accuracy and resolution improvement. But this is not the big…

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Creaform’s acquired long range scanner

Boats fabrication has always been very traditional using well established processes and has always been reluctant and slow to incorporate new technologies. However we recently see a bloom of interest…

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The ”see-trough” goggles a.k.a. the millimetre wave scanner

Who would have thought that these mythical glasses would ever actually come to life? The true Simpsons fans like I will of course remember Bart bearing in mind ordering a…

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HP, Stratasys and what it means for 3d

Last week, computer giant Hewlett-Packard has announced a partnership with the 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys. Under this agreement, Stratasys will develop and manufacture for HP an exclusive line of 3D…

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Creaform’s new tool for human body scanning!

What a great news! Creaform is confirming today the acquisition of InSpeck: a company that manufactures and markets 3D scanning system specialized in human-body scanning. This will enlarge (and complement)…

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Going 3D in Avatar

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3D is ready to take center stage

You’ve all heard the buzz over Avatar over the Holidays for a number of reasons, the sheer budget of the film being one. However, what’s directly interesting us is the…

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Supercar: follow-up!

Remember in september when we scanned the HTT plethore.   They published a video on youtube, have a look.

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Has the Perfect Phone Just Gotten Better?

Everybody knows I’ve been a fan of the iPhone from the very beginning. However, I was only able to treat myself with “the marvel” a few short months ago… Why…

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The Wonderful World of Packaging Design in 3D

After having read an article in the French cad.magazine, I felt like discussing the subject. I feel the packaging industry is very innovative and keeps pushing back limits to pick…

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Building the world, one building at a time

If you have played around a little bit in Google Earth, you most likely noticed the 3D Buildings layer. This layer contains textured 3d models of buildings in many cities…

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Touchable 3D: is it possible?

At first, I would say no. There is no technology right now that will let you touch a 3D object but we are not that far from seeing that. A…

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Scanning Large Parts in High Resolution

Scanning large parts in high resolution with the Handyscan 3D.

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3D is Always Better in Color!

The VIUscan: what a great tool! Since the beginning of Creaform, it is the product that has created the most enthusiasm among people, at least the non-3D guys. People that…

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A Long Range Coincidence… or is it?

For this time, I’d like to go with a personal experience. I’m just back from Dassault Systemes Consumer Conference in Orlando, FL (DSCC 2009) followed by the VAR Symposium and…

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Let me be a 3D fashion victim!

Why should I refrain from writing about 3D technology? Well…maybe because I’m no engineer nor technician?…But see, over the 3½ years that I’ve been working at Creaform, the marketing gal…

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Scanning Big in the South Pacific

I just completed what is probably my largest benchmark project so far. I had to fly “down” to the South Pacific where I met up with Ricardo Mauer from Metronom…

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A little 3D can go a long way

Adding a little 3D can add some stunning visual impact to a piece.

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Reverse Engineering and Design of a crash helmet

I worked on a project where the client asked for a CATIA V5 file to start up the production of his product – a crash helmet. I found this project…

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The Future of 3D Scanning

Together, let’s take a look at the worldwide situation: in a new economy based on knowledge, the survival of a company will more than ever rely on the ability of…

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Merging and aligning a scan in Geomagic Studio 11

In my duties as Product Specialist, I am part of the main entry point for customers with technical questions or problems. The Tips and tricks section aims to present questions…

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Scanning a supercar

Last week, I went, with 2 colleagues, to work on a scanning project of a concept car for a Canadian company named HTT. Their car, a hand-made and hand-assembled prototype,…

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Come wind or high tide… Daring to sail anyway!

In a difficult economic setting that is beginning to show positive signs, Creaform succeeded in reaching encouraging results for Q1 and Q2 (25% growth over 2008, compared to the competition’s…

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