The Sydney Morning Herald ~ IT Pro ~ Business IT
Smartphone owners are using 3D scanner apps and accessories to create digital designs that can be made into tangible objects.
Almost 100 million users have downloaded smartphone apps developed by design software company Autodesk, including the 123D Catch app. Other 3D scanner apps include MakerBot by Trimensional and iScan3D by Digiteyezer.
These apps are expected to play an important role in the mainstream adoption of cheap printers that fabricate objects in different materials...."
"About three years ago Sydney-based high-end jewellery sales assistant Janelle Wilson taught herself how to use high-end design software Rhino3D, to create her own jewellery.
Now she sells her wearable fractal designs, snowflakes, spirals and even a lichen fern lamp, via the popular 3D designs website Shapeways, where artists earn a commission when customers order "prints".
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19 December 2012: Article by Mahesh Sharma