3D digitizer

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3D digitizer

A graphics input system that records x, y and z coordinates of a real object. Contact is made with various points on the object's surface by a light sensor, sound sensor, robotic instrument or pen. See digitizer tablet.


Digitizing Three Dimensions
The 3DRAW PRO 3D digitizer from Polhemus used a pen to touch the object's surface. This device recorded the x, y and z coordinates of the tip position in 3-dimensional space and output them directly into popular CAD and graphics programs. (Image courtesy of Polhemus, Inc.)
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Minolta Corporation Instrument Systems Division (ISD), Mahwah, N.J., has introduced the VIVID 300 3-D Digitizer, an economical, portable, non-contact surface and color texture digitizer designed for workplace and remote location uses.
In 1997, it introduced the award-winning Minolta VIVID 700 3-D Digitizer, the first, and still the world's only, totally self-contained, portable surface and color 3-D scanner capable of fully autonomous operation.
Software supports direct 3-D digitizers to let users capture physical models directly.
Master Tool provides a direct link to several portable 3-D digitizers, including MicroScribe, Faro, Polhemus, and Romer.