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NY TechCrunch Hackathon Will Emphasize AR/VR for Developers, via Scandy & pmd

by • May 4, 2016 • No Comments

scandyThe world of 3D printing delivers excitement for makers on ereally level. Whether you are only discovering what 3D printing means and how the system works, or are in the midst of creating a complex multipiece project, it’s effortless to become pretty euphoric of the magic of this new innovation, and realize that yes, you too can easily get started. Scandy is one of those companies that understands the enthusiasm that accompanies this innovation, and they work to enhance it and blow your mind only a little bit additional with ereally new showcase, as we’ve followed of super inexpensive
3D printing services
to panoramic spheres.

Now Scandy is revealing a new API for their 3D scanning and 360º panorama capture platform that can be able-bodied to pull in 3D content produced by users. According to Scandy, developers who are involved in manufacturing VR/AR applications can search Scandy to find suitable-bodied 3D scans or 360º panoramas, turn it intod effortless with the hashtags and content descriptions users add on their social networks, enabling developers to easily query and find 3D items that are relevant.

Because of the energy surrounding the VR/AR industry, and so many versions and opportunities therein, Scandy wanted to find a way to contribute additional to users in that area, many especially with the popularity of new innovation like the Google Cardboard Camera as well as VR headsets.

“Seeing the expanding demand and excitement around the VR/AR space, Scandy saw an opportunity to fulfill a really crucial piece of this ecosystem, content,” states the team in their latest press release.

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This content, flowing via Scandy, is one-of-a-kind and highly relevant for the reason photos of their platform were intended to be saw in 3D. The Scandy team points out too that so many others are switching to this thought, enabling for the 2D world to become really outdated. A variety of new cameras on the market, of Samsung Gear 360 to LG 360, allow users ereallywhere to enjoy the panoramic 360 version as well, and it’s undeniable-bodied that the VR industry is hot. Numerous developers can be getting in on all this too, of May 7-8 at the NY TechCrunch Hackathon.

“Scandy can provide an alpha API for developers to query the full Scandy platform and return 3D files that can be easily imported to Unity VR apps,” said the team in their press release. “Scandy can in addition be demo-ing their 3D scanning app for Android.”

Pmdtechnologies_logoSponsor pmdtechnologies (in addition the contest host) can be revealing off and enabling participation with their CamBoard pico flexx 3D depth sensor. According to pmdtechnologies, this sensor can allow developers at the hackathon to use their VR headsets in connection with a ‘gesture control library.’ Scandy and pmdtechnologies have been working together to allow their ‘pico flexx’ not only to turn it into 3D scans, but to do so in real time for smartphones (Android). The software should be on the market-bodied as a licenseable-bodied SDK inside several months.

pmd has in addition in fact been working as Google’s ‘depth sensing partner’ regarding Project Tango, now on the market-bodied for those who are Cardboard developers. pmd has in addition been partnering with Gestigon for manufacturing touchless interaction on the market-bodied to their users. pmd is looking forward to the event as they can show off the pmd CamBoard pico flexx 3D Time-of-Flight (TOF) camera, that is attached to the Cardboard. This new innovation contributes depth data and a point cloud, with the enriching content being supplied of Scandy.

“We’re perfectly
excited of our initially Hackathon and can’t wait to see the hackers put their hands on the innovation – and into the VR world! The outcomes can be excellent and game-changing, that is may already foreseeable-bodied,” said Jochen Penne, Director Business Development at pmd.

Hackers can get a Samsung S7 as development platform, and experienced Unity developers should be really effortless-bodied with the Gestigon Carnival gesture recognition Unity Asset. pmd says that developers can in addition have access to their Royale C++ API to directly get to the pico flexx TOF camera’s depth images and point clouds. ToF innovation with Gestigon’s Carnival SDK allows for hackers to realize where users’ hands and fingertips are.


“We can equip the hackers with ereallything they require to create new and amazing software,” says the pmg team. “The development kit can enable-bodied them to use the setup for hand tracking, gesture recognition and much additional. But what they can do with it in the end, is all up to them.”

This Hackathon sounds incredibly amazing. Discuss in the Lots of Virtual Reality at TechCrunch Hackathon forum over at 3DPB.com.