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Seene 3D photo app makers preview 360-degree scanning


Seene is a free app for iOS that lets you capture and share interactive and three dimensional images, just like Instagram and Vine do for 2D-images and videos respectively. On your iPhone, Seene's images move as you tilt your device, revealing a 3D effect. On web browsers that support WebGL - like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari - the same effect can be seen when you move your cursor over the image. We published a hands-on with Seene in October last year.

The makers of the app, Obvious Engineering, are now showing off a preview of a forthcoming feature. Soon Seene will be capable of capturing a full 360-degree model of an object and export it for printing on a 3D-printer. In the video below, you can see how a 180-degree angle around the object is captured but talking to The Next Web, Obvious Engineering CTO Sam Hare said the feature is already capable of capturing a full 360 degrees. 

No release date for the new feature has been given yet but according to The Next Web we should expect it soon. Seene is also planing to add more texture information to the capture and rendering algorithms to make the end results look even more realistic. 

Via: TNW



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For product development, I am looking for a device or apps that can scan (color or as thermal image) inside a running shoe.

is that someone can help me in my approach?

Thank you,



This article and the video are inaccurate. There was no 360 degree scanning involved. At no time did the phone or the image review go beyond 180 degrees. They never scanned all the way around the item or the person.

You must actually make a 360 degree scan to call it 360 degrees.

The plastic model shown of the dude's head had a jagged, rough chunk where the back of his head should be.

By (unknown member) (May 12, 2014)

The method was boosted last few years with boosted computer power. If processors on the phones get more powerful you can expect better results.


Just tried and it really gives quite nice results (subject matters).
Can't imagine what kind of results one can achieve in few years from now. Here's my test ( OM-D E-M1) as a subject:

Absolutely worth a try for small objects.


Impressive. Their existing mobile app is worth a trial too. Works great with stunning result. And it is free.

Most importantly: They seem to develop their own core SFM engine and as far as I can see, it is the only one which is able to run on an iPhone with short rendering times and real-time keypoint detection.

It may not yield the resolution as some of the server-based "big brothers". But the difference isn't huge.

My kudos to the developers!

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Hi falconeyes. Would you mind linking to some of the ' server-based "big brothers" ' you mentioned? Thanks.

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