HTC VIVE and XYZprinting Partner on 3D Modelling in VR

Now you can scan your head and put it in VR.

During Computex Taipei 2017, 3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting announced a partnership with HTC Vive  to enable users to design 3D models for virtual reality (VR).

The collaboration will see XYZprinting’s 3D scanners and printers become compatible with HTC VIVE head-mounted displays (HMDs) to consolidate structural design and modelling processes in industrial manufacturing and production.

XYZprinting HMD image

As showcased in the demonstration video below, using XYZprinting’s 3D scanner users can image whatever they like whether that’s a scan of someone’s head or a object. Once complete the scan can then be imported into VR software such as Google Tilt Brush to then create new pieces of art.

XYZprinting has a range of 3D printers that can then be used to print the scans, like the da Vinci Nano, da Vinci Super and the Nobel Superfine, all of which have been showcased at Computex.

“In the past three years, XYZprinting has successful secured a leading position in the consumer 3D printing market. As we continue to evolve our technology, we are also getting closer to accessible and affordable business and industrial applications,” said XYZprinting CEO Simon Shen. “A future where 3D printers are a key feature of any factory, office, school and home is near and we’re delighted to be spearheading the movement.”

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