3d modeling pen

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I saw this on t.v. earlier in a network show trailer about the making of shreck 2. And for about 2 seconds somethign splashed on the screen with a guy taking a pen around an actual model (like a figurine) and it was being drawn through the 3d program he was using.

I searched google for something on this, and I didn't find anything.

Anyone ever heard of this? It sounds really neat
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I think I saw somthing like that too, and at first I thought it might have just been a normal drawing pen, like the ones that you use without a board, but then I realized that it was doing 3D. Wierd. I just speant 30 minutes looking and couldnt find anything. Curses. What TV channel was this on? Maybe look on their web site, if it was going to be a special or somthing.
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yeah it was on tech tv.

Im sure whatever it is, it is expensive. I would just like to read up on it
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Here are a few sites...

http://www.3dscanners.com/
http://www.muellerr.ch/engineering/lase ... efault.htm <--home made
http://www.metris.com/

I used "3d scanners" in google.
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thanks! didn't know thats what they where called
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that homemade example is awesome!
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I know! :-D
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well....... not to insult n e of you but i do think the examples look a bit crap.......... i mean its good for what they do but im a "as long as it looks good"
kinda person......... no offence
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Thanks for the links B_heyer. Thats awsome. I love the homemade one. Its so funny, my dad is a mechanical engineer, and if I showed him that site, he would have one built in 3 days, tops. :lol:
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You want a good example? This kind of technology was used in Terminator 2, Terminator 3, and the Matrix trilogy :)

Sure, the technology was a tad more high tech than that used in the home-made example.
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a lot of big studios like wetta digital and pixar use this technique after they have built a resin model. most people hate to have this job because its monotonous. it far more fun to build it than scan it.
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yeah, I definately can see it being monotounous. Just sitting there scanning models.

Besides those examples strange one, you can really make some cool effects with the materials after you scan it as well. And if you add a layer on to a video somehow, it would be awesome. I bet you could make some decent special effects at home.
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not only that you can definatly clean up any scan within your 3d program.
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im glad no-one was angry or n e thin .... wow matrix and terminator ... they must be ood things
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Yeah, the 3D Laser scanners have been around for a while now, just not in the home market.

They use them a lot in engineering, computer games, and of course, the movie industry :)
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Its 3d simulator that can easily draw your model when you design on the highly sensitive design screen....!
I know a company named Wakom that makes these stuffs...!

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