Fuel3D Scanner (beta) units have begun shipping!
October 27, 2014
Fuel 3D Kickstarter beta backers started receiving their units this month and will continue to ship over the coming weeks. These key individuals will be providing invaluable feedback as the full product rollout in prepared. Fuel 3D will be sharing some sneak peeks in the coming weeks as they move closer to our shipping of the finalized product.
Here are some answers to the most common questions received:
How big is it going to be? The final dimensions of the scanner are 24.5 x 3.5 x 25.5 cm for those using inches that is 9.6 x 1.3 x 10 inches
How much is it going to weigh? Total weight is clocking in at 0.51 kg or 1.2 lbs
What is the average resolution for a scan? Approximately 350 microns
How many vertices does a scan have? Approximately 375,000
How many polygons with a scan captured on a flat surface? 750,000
What sort of area can I capture in a single scan? The larger than initially anticipated scan area is 30 x 20 cm or 12 x 8 inches
How far away can I be from what I am scanning? The operating distance is 45 cm or 18 inches
What operating systems will the software be able to run on? The scanner will support Windows 7 & 8 with support for Mac OSX coming in the first quarter of 2015
What is the recommended hardware? Currently 2GB RAM, 1GB hard disk space and a dual core processor in the same application.
Can I use the scanner without my computer? Not right now. In the current configuration the scanner requires that it be connected to your PC via a USB (provided).
How is the software going to be structured? For the first units shipping the software will be a few standalone applications. Fule 3D is currently in the process of integrating all of these into one application that will allow you to scan, crop, stitch and much more – all configuration the scanner requires that it be connected to your PC via a USB (provided).
Does the scanner need to be plugged in? The scanner needs a power source. Your unit will ship with a standard power plug but a small battery pack is being developed which will allow for mobile operation of the scanner.
If you have any other questions you’d like to see answers to you can contact Fuel 3D through their website or by emailing [email protected]