Kinect to 3D Printer with a little magic
Today's inspirational project shows how in the future we might be able to make the virtual Kinect 3D real...
Geomagic demonstrates Kinect-To-Print for 3D printers (video)
We're still waiting to check out 3D Systems Corporation's 3D printing service at CES. In the meantime, Geomagic, which powers the Kinect-To-Print app for the company, has released a video demonstrating the process by which a Kinect image gets turned into a printable template. Essentially, Geomagic uses the Kinect to capture a series of points, then turns them into a 3D model which can be sent to the printer or, presumably, uploaded to "create-and-make" environment Cubify.
Project Information URL: http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/10/2696115/geomagic-cubify-3d-printer-kinect-video