When you look in the mirror, fresh out of bed, and wonder what you’ll be scanning at 6 am, the face peering back may suddenly turn pale as the brain absorbs the blood and sends thoughts of patching and converting mesh data for days. The horror. Geomagic wants to end that scene and have you hopping into work with a sparkly song in your step. Their solution? Geomagic Spark. It brings point cloud, mesh, CAD modeling and 2D drawing together in one package. Oh, and that scan data is directly imported from the scanner.
Geomagic Spark launches this week, debuting at Euromold 2012. It’s a collaboration between Geomagic and SpaceClaim, building on their relationship with SpaceClaim integration into Geomagic Studio. To put this into perspective, the SpaceClaim link to Geomagic Studio 2012 was delivered in November 2011. One year later, BAM, Geomagic Spark. Taking a look at it, you’ll notice it looks very much like SpaceClaim. That’s because it’s using the SpaceClaim API, which allows…
Geomagic’s advanced point and mesh processing tools to be integrated into SpaceClaim’s 3D direct modeling environment. Designers can simply scan directly into Geomagic Spark or load an existing point cloud or polygon model. From there, they choose from a wide range of automated tools to create or improve a polygon mesh, such as sampling, reducing noise, point to mesh wrapping, and repairing holes. Once the mesh is prepared, users simply transfer the mesh to the design window with a single mouse click. – SpaceClaim PR
This five minute video gives you the overview…
Geomagic Spark Overview
For those already using SpaceClaim who have thought about buying Geomagic software, this software is pretty much a no-brainer (and probably the main reason why Geomagic developed it.) Equally for Studio users on other 3D software, this puts up a convincing reason to give it a go. So yeah, with Spark, Geomagic has pretty much sealed up the choice of what 3D modeling tool to use when you work with a lot of scanned data. The software will be available January 2013, with beta going on now and free trials available here.