3D Laser Scanning Programs Charging Per Image
New charging method creates a competitive edge
The background of 3D laser scanners
The 3D laser scanner has taken the limelight in the technological world and for many reasons. This technology has entered so many fields; it is now one of the most versatile technologies that we have seen. It is used in the medical field and in architectural design. It has seeped its way into preserving the history and is also used for various designers. This can mean fashion designers and video game designers, or simply put anyone interested in scanning and replicating an object.
It is no longer just for massive companies but small individual companies as well. With so many areas and fields using this technology, it is no wonder that different companies have created a business focused on this technology. Consistently making programs that adapt to this technology to make it better and faster.
3D laser scanning is a booming industry and is expected to grow by the billions by 2025. Companies are competing to make the best most relevant programs for consumers to adopt and use, making it another reason why it is a fast-growing market. The more consumers and businesses that utilize and use this technology, the more evolution will happen with the programs attached to these devices.
3D scanning is the process of taking thousands of pictures per second and collecting information on an object or scene. That information can then be transferred to a program that can be edited and saved forever. After it is saved, the data can then be programmed into a 3D laser scanner or implemented in virtual reality.
3D laser scanning is incredibly accurate and fast more so than making models by hand. This allows a quicker amount of time for 3D laser printers to produce a scanned item or a developer to set up a scene for virtual reality.
A unique charging method creating a competitive edge
The latest system that uses 3D laser scanners and partners with virtual reality programs is called Capturing reality and their newest product called RealityCapture. Since each company is trying to compete with each other, they are all trying to find ways to make the systems more accessible and budget-friendly.
This company has decided to charge for services based on images captured through the system and not the actual program itself. Other companies charge for the entire software paying the fee, this company has a different idea. The software can be downloaded for free, but to keep what you create and scan, you must buy the images.
Each image has its own virtual fingerprint that is saved with the companies’ servers, this also allows total privacy for a user. Therefore, instead of paying for a whole program that may or may not work, they pay for the end results. The program is no longer attached to one PC but connected to the cloud. This allows users to access it on many different devices giving this company a huge advantage compared to other companies.
3D laser scanners develop the software that partners with these handheld devices will continue to evolve as well. The adoption of these technologies will grow continuously in the upcoming years. More companies will be competing to make it more accessible and budget-friendly for individuals to pick up and use.