We've seen plenty of devices that help you get designs out of a computer, but how about something to get 3D objects back in? Step in Ortery's [[xref:http://ortery.com/products/photosimile5000-professional-multi-row-360-degree-photography-device.php|Photosimile 5000|Ortery Web site: Photosimile 5000 3D scanner]], allegedly the world's first 3D scanner for the office. The Photosimile 5000 is essentially a big box that allows you to attach compatible Canon SLR cameras, and automatically takes a succession of photos. The product lies on a rotating turntable, giving you a full 360 degree view of the product.
The scanner is undoubtedly useful for product manufacturers everywhere (and it could even threaten the jobs of in-house product photographers). It even automatically creates a 3D animation of the product, though this has to be viewed using Ortery's proprietary software.
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