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A quick scan of my desk phone
Without colour I quickly scanned my desk phone using the Mac software
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Needs some clipping
Needs some clipping but for a two second scan it did a pretty neat job
Us being trendy editor types an’ all here at TCT + Personalize we’re all working on Macs, when we received the 3D Systems Sense scanner we couldn’t wait to tear open that packaging and have a play, there was a snag: the software was only available on Windows.
“Windows? What is this Windows?” this dumbfounded editor enquired.
Fortunately we had a Windows Laptop in the storeroom with the minimum requirements to get the sense up and running. We’ve done some great scans but really for us all to be using the Sense scanner we were waiting for the Mac software to become available.
We’ve waited a good four months but it is finally here. The Sense software for Mac, and there’s better news too, the latest software has some minor tweaks. New features for V1.1 include improved scan tracking and stability, and upgraded auto-enhance that corrects brightness and colour with just one click. All the usual features are there including the ability to send your scans off to Cubify 2.0 for them to be printed in a wide range of colours, or to print on your desktop 3D printer.
Any problems with the Sense scanner did always feel software related, the scans themselves for the price are remarkable. Tracking can be an issue but if you’re steady enough it worked well, from a very brief play tracking seemed a LOT more stable, losing the scan fewer times than usual.
“The Sense was an instant hit, becoming one of our most popular consumer products overnight and the easiest way for mainstream users to experience the world of 3D,” said Rajeev Kulkarni, Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Products, 3DS. “The Sense’s intuitive nature, portability, range, unmatched quality and powerful user interface and user experience has spurred a new social movement around 3D sharable and printable physical photography.”
Now if they could just get rid of that pesky cord…