Smartphone 3D Scanner Technology For Printing & Modeling: Beginner Guide Launch

In its latest 3D printing guide, Functionalize demonstrates the impact that the latest smartphones have had on printing workflows - covering the most popular 3D scanner apps.

3D scanning has captured the attention of hobbyists and consumers alike, Functionalize explains, because 3D models can now be created using a smartphone. The new guide highlights everything from the iPhone 12 onwards, along with the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro, and SONY Xperia XZ1 as models that are equipped for 3D scanning functionality.

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Before smartphones implemented 3D scanning technology, 3D printing required expensive scanners and complex software to capture real-world objects and transform them into 3D files. With built-in 3D scanning on phones, this process is now available to anyone with a recent model, Functionalize says in its latest guide.

During the scanning process, the phone projects a grid of infrared dots onto the object which is then analyzed by the camera and sensor array to build a three-dimensional model. The reconstruction can capture color and textures in addition to the shape and contours.

Once scanned, the 3D file can be sent to a 3D printer to produce a physical copy of the original object - a workflow that opens new opportunities for creators and streamlines product design.

Functionalize recommends the Polycam app for phone-based 3D scanning. With over 8,000 ratings and 4.8 stars, this app simplifies the scanning process while still offering advanced customization tools. The guide compares this software with the Trnio app, which focuses more on reshaping existing 3D models into new designs.

The team at Functionalize recognizes that 3D printing can seem daunting for newcomers but they believe mastery should not be limited to engineers alone. The site offers a wealth of guides catered to modelers of all experience levels, with topics ranging from filament selection to CAD software.

A spokesperson states: "Creating 3D models using your smartphone is in right now. It started off as something novel - but quickly got more and more advanced, as people started pushing the capabilities of the computer in your pocket. These days, anyone can produce sophisticated 3D models with nothing more than their smartphones."

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