Fuel3D, a leading 3D capture and imaging innovator, today announced the details of a new 360-degree scanner.

The Fuel3D 360 Scanner is a high-speed imaging and measurement system, designed for capturing highly detailed 360-degree 3D data.

In just 0.3 seconds, the Fuel3D 360 Scanner captures high-resolution 3D data (accurate to 0.2mm). The scanner captures both shape and colour data of mid-sized objects – around the size of a human head and shoulders. The easily transportable scanning rig can be set-up and calibrated in under an hour, making it ideal for on-location scanning and pop-up retail opportunities.

To support application development, an SDK will enable users to integrate the Fuel3D 360 Scanner into their own applications.

Expected applications for the Fuel3D 360 Scanner include:

  • Movie actor and gaming CGI
  • Virtual/augmented reality characters and objects+
  • Biometric security systems
  • Custom eyewear fitting
  • Facial measurement for retail services
  • Pre-and-post surgical/dental treatment analysis

“The growth in the use of 3D data in areas as diverse as security, medical, virtual and augmented reality has created a challenge in how to quickly and cost-effectively capture real-life subjects and objects in 3D,” said Stuart Mead, CEO, Fuel3D. “The Fuel3D 360 Scanner provides a unique solution that will enable a wide range of sectors to scale-up 3D content generation cost-effectively.”

The Fuel3D 360 Scanner is being demonstrated privately this week at the CES tradeshow, with commercial availability expected in June 2017.