There’s a new VR180 camera on the block, from eYs3D (the company behind the cameras embedded in Oculus headsets) and Lucid (the company behind the Lucidcam VR180 camera).
Dubbed Axis, the camera uses multiple lenses and IR sensors to capture a 180-degree The angle of space viewable from a given lens position.. It can then generate 3D depth maps for use in 3D model making, facial scanning or scene reconstruction for the gaming, animation, virtual reality and augmented reality industries.
“Developers, animators, and game designers typically use multiple high-end cameras and software or depth sensors to reconstruct 3D scenes to create a realistic virtual reality environment,” reads a press release from Lucid. “With Axis, a single handheld unit can scan and reconstruct a scene in 3D point clouds.”
Axis uses Lucid’s 3D Fusion Technology, utilized within Lucid’s own camera, among other devices, including the Red Hydrogen One. The device runs alongside Windows or Linux software suites via USB 3.1.
According to Lucid, Axis is the world’s first depth-sensing solution to cover a 180-degree The angle of space viewable from a given lens position. with “millimeter-accurate” 3D point could or Digital data representing the distance of the objects in the scene from the camera. formats.
Axis is expected to become available in Q3 of 2019. A price has yet to be announced, but is expected to become available in April or May.