3D Systems Releases 3DMe and Sense Apps
- 3DMe® and SenseTM applications preloaded on select PCs with the Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera
- For the first time ever, anyone can create personalized 3D-printable figurines, snap digital 3D selfies, and share animated 3D content
ROCK HILL, South Carolina, March 24, 2015 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today a breakthrough step towards the democratization of the 3D printed lifestyle with the immediate availability of its popular3DMe® and SenseTM, consumer applications on select all-in-one, 2-in-1 and laptop PCs equipped with the new Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera. This is the first integrated camera that sees in three dimensions, making it an ideal match for 3DMe and Sense applications. Together with Intel RealSense technology, 3DMe and Sense apps bring new, immersive 3D content creation tools to PC users of any level. This powerful combination of easy-to-use 3D capture and editing functions, makes it easy for everyone—from kids to grandparents—to digitize cherished keepsakes on the go, instantly share animations via social channels and create printable 3DMe selfies. Watch a video highlighting this immersive, shareable experience.
“With Intel RealSense technology consumers can control and interact with their computers in a natural, intuitive and immersive way,” said Mooly Eden, Senior Vice President, Intel and General Manager, Perceptual Computing Group. “At Intel, we believe 3D scanning and printing is going to be a game changer for consumers, educators and makers. We are thrilled to be working with 3D Systems to jointly apply our integrated 3D camera technology to enable the creation of 3D personalized animation and printed collectibles and selfies everywhere.”
The new 3DMe app will come preloaded on select Acer and Dell PCs, including the Acer V 17 Nitro notebook series, the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series and the Dell Inspiron 23 7000 series. The Sense and 3DMe apps can also run on a range of PC’s which feature the Intel RealSense 3D Camera from Lenovo, HP, Asus, Fujitsu and NEC. A full list of devices can be found onwww.cubify.com/realsense.
“Acer believes three-dimensional computing offers unlimited potential for both professional and consumer uses,” said Jerry Kao, President of Acer Notebook Business Group. “3DMe is one of several applications that take 3D technology to a new level, with more to come.”
3DMe, the only app of its kind, transforms users into a one-of-a-kind 3D-printed collectible, like a super hero, a sports star, or a favorite character from a movie. All it takes is a quick face scan and 3DMe creates a customized figurine of their choice, including licensed figurines from Ghostbusters, Star Trek, NBA and more. Users can watch their personalized character come to life in a fully animated virtual setting, directly purchase 3D printed figurines, and share them on social media. Download the 3DMe app on www.cubify.com/realsense.
“This game-changing combination of Intel’s hardware and 3DS’ software puts easy-to-use integrated 3D scanning and editing capabilities in the hands of everyday computer users for the first time,” said Avi Reichental, President and CEO, 3DS. “These fun and intuitive apps democratize blended reality and physical photography for everyone, making the creation of personalized avatars, action figures and poseable selfies accessible for everyone.”
3DS’ Sense 3D scanning app unleashes the power of physical photography. Leveraging the power of the Intel RealSense 3D Camera, anyone can capture 3D models of objects with ease. With simple capture and editing tools, Sense generates 3D printable scans in as little as 15 seconds. Fully integrated with the Cubify print app for Android and iOS and Cubify.com, the Sense app uploads scans directly for 3D printing, either at home or through the cloud.
3DMe designed with Intel RealSense technology can be experienced as part of the interactive Intel Retail experiences in select nationwide Best Buy and Microsoft stores this spring. 3DS is also showcasing its flagship consumer 3D printer, Cube 3, printing live in stores featuring the Intel Experience. In addition, 3DS’ Cubify mobile app is now running on Surface Pro 3 tablets as part of the overall experience.
For more information about Intel RealSense technology please visit www.intel.com/RealSense.
About 3D Systems
3D Systems provides the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. Its powerful ecosystem transforms entire industries by empowering professionals and consumers everywhere to bring their ideas to life using its vast material selection, including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. 3DS’ leading personalized medicine capabilities save lives and include end-to-end simulation, training and planning, and printing of surgical instruments and devices for personalized surgery and patient specific medical and dental devices. Its democratized 3D digital design, fabrication and inspection products provide seamless interoperability and incorporate the latest immersive computing technologies. 3DS’ products and services disrupt traditional methods, deliver improved results and empower its customers to manufacture the future now.
Leadership Through Innovation and Technology
•3DS invented 3D printing with its Stereolithography (SLA) printer and was the first to commercialize it in 1989.
•3DS invented Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and was the first to commercialize it in 1992.
•3DS invented the ColorJet Printing (CJP) class of 3D printers and was the first to commercialize 3D powder-based systems in 1994.
•3DS invented MultiJet Printing (MJP) printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996.
•3DS Medical Modeling pioneered virtual surgical planning (VSP) and its services are world-leading, helping many thousands of patients on an annual basis.
Today its comprehensive range of 3D printers is the industry’s benchmark for production-grade manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical device and a variety of consumer, electronic and fashion accessories.
More information on the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.