Palo Alto, CA—Sprout by HP, the company’s all-in-one immersive computer, will now deliver fully integrated desktop 3D scanning capability, to provides users a simple, quick way to create 3D content. The solution consists of Sprout with its Intel Real Sense 3D cameras, the proprietary HP 3D Capture Stage accessory and 3D Capture software.
“Sprout, HP’s onramp to its Blended Reality strategy, is the first step on our mission to deliver truly immersive experiences,” said Eric Monsef, Highly Immersive Systems, HP. “The innovative 3D Capture solution uniquely allows users to easily capture an object in 3D that can then be further modified, shared, and printed.”
The 3D Capture Stage accessory is a turntable that serves as a platform for the objects being scanned. It automatically tilts 15º while turning, to ensure all aspects of the object are captured.
With a few button taps, the 3D Capture app works with Sprout’s technology to create a full 3D digital model. Moreover, the model can be manipulated. 3D Capture is being introduced as a free upgrade to the current 3D Snapshot software. The next automated update of the Sprout software will include a free version of the 3D scanning application.
Sprout users can share 3D objects with a feature that lets others view and manipulate them in an online 3D viewer. They can rotate or resize an object to see multiple perspectives. With online sharing, users can share via e-mail and post to Facebook or other social sites.
Additional Sprout Features
Sprout is also designed to make it easy to print 3D objects with a connected 3D printer. HP is working with Dremel to provide an end-to-end, scan-to-print solution with the Dremel 3D Idea Builderprinter. Additionally, HP is aligning with print service providers to provide a way to order 3D prints for delivery by mail.
At its core, Sprout is a high-performance, all-in-one PC with an Intel Core i7 processor. It offers 1TB of storage, a Windows operating system and two 23-inch touch surfaces. The touch surfaces work together to transform a desk’s surface into a digital-physical workspace.
Sprout by HP retails for $1,899.99. The scanning software upgrade is free and will be part of the automated system software update starting in July. The 3D Capture Stage accessory will also be available starting in July for $299. hp.com