Canadian tech firm wants to bring 3D pics to your smartphone [VIDEO]
Bevel clip's Kickstarter campaign has already raised almost $126,000 of a $200,000 goal.
TORONTO — A Toronto software firm has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring 3D photography to your smartphone.
Matter and Form Inc., based in Toronto and the creator of what it’s hailed as the world’s first affordable high-resolution 3D scanned, is looking to raise $150,000 from the campaign for the production of the Bevel clip.
The clip attaches to your smartphone or tablet’s existing camera into a tool to capture your photos in 3D.
It has an eye safe laser light and simply plugs into the phone’s headphone jack and captures genuine 3D photographs that are true to scale and have amazing surface detail, texture, and colour.
The company says the product, which will retail for $49.00, will be a gamechanger as other 3D attachments merely create the illusion of 3D by enhancing the depth of an image, but fail to capture a file that you can actually use.
The Bevel app allows users to do everything they would with ordinary photos, such as post to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The photos can also be used in animation, video game design and 3D printing applications.
The Kickstarter campaign runs until August 27, and all Bevel backers with receive the app for their mobile device or tablet and free access to Cashew, the company’s platform for 3D content.
The campaign has already accumulated close to $126,000 of the $200,000 it’s looking for.
Check out the video below for more details.