Dacuda at Qualcomm Booth – 3D Scanning – SIGGRAPH 2016
August 3, 2016 —
What is SIGGRAPH and what did Dacuda do there?
The 43rd SIGGRAPH Conference is a five-day forum where the world’s most prestigious high tech industry leaders showcase their products and facilitate educational conversations. This year the conference was centered around Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques and it took place from July 24-28 in Anaheim, CA. Dacuda partnered with Qualcomm and presented a demo on 3D scanning using nothing but a smartphone. Dacuda’s co-founder and VP engineer, Martin Zahnert, was invited to speak about the accessibility of this new technology on the panel “A Vision for Computer Vision: Emerging Technologies.”
What is Dacuda’s 3D scanning technology and how does it differ from others?
It is a purely camera based 3D scanning solution that doesn’t require any additional hardware. It can run on a standard nexus 6P phone and can scan pretty much anything you can think of: your favourite meal, a sculpture, your baby puppy (if you can catch it), and even your goofy best friend. You can even easily take a selfie and create a 3D model of yourself. At the joint Dacuda and Qualcomm booth, we showcased 3D Scanning on two pieces of fruit using just a regular smartphone and wowed the reporter from Forbes Tech. He writes, “Dacuda and Qualcomm teamed up to… demonstrate how effortless 3D scanning on mobile has become.”
What is the takeaway from the conference?
Dacuda & Qualcomm’s showcase introduced the simplicity of 3D scanning to the public—no hardware or setup is necessary. It is affordable so this high-end technology is available to more people. Finally, it is just simply fun to play around with so anyone with a smartphone can create his or her own 3D content.