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I met with SoftKinetic’s Chief Marketing Officer Eric Krzeslo at their suite in the LVH to ask him about their new partnership with MakerBot to enhance their 3D camera technology for 3D scanning that was announced Monday at CES 2014. SoftKinetic is provides 3D vision and and gesture recognition technologies for the consumer electronics, automotive and industrial markets; who license their intellectual property.

The partnership has been announced, but the hardware and software are currently in development.  As the exclusive relationship between MakerBot and SoftKinetic is focused on the development of next generation 3D cameras based on SoftKinetic’s DepthSense® 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) depth capture technology, I asked asked Eric to talk a little about time-of-flight scanning.

I tried out SoftKinetic’s rig that uses Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles and depth sensing camera to let you manipulate and build with virtual blocks, which you can see in the video.

Anna Kaziunas France

Anna Kaziunas France is the Digital Fabrication Editor of Maker Media. She’s also the Dean of Students for the Global Fab Academy program, the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot and she compiled the Make: 3D Printing book. 


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