Create 3D visualizations with your iPhone or iPad with Arqball Spin, now on Kickstarter

Create 3D models with your iPhone or iPad with Arqball Spin, now on Kickstarter

If you remember painstakingly constructing 3D models using points, polygons, and splines back in the days of the Video Toaster, then the Arqball Spin is bound to bring a smile to your face -- because it lets you quickly make a 3D visualization with nothin g but your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

The Arqball Spin app has been available on the App Store for a while, but now they're upping their game -- and the quality of their scans -- with the Acqball Spin stage. And they've turned to Kickstarter to fund it.

  • The hull is CNC lathed from 6063 aluminum and powder-coated in the color of your choice—red, white, or black.

  • Our stages are rugged and portable (powered by batteries) and possess a beautifully simple design inspired by Arne Jacobson's "salad bowl."

  • 5" diameter and 3" tall and powered by 6 AA batteries, the stage can comfortably rotate up to 5 lbs (2.2 kg).

You can grab the free iPhone and iPad app if you want to try it out now, but if the idea of a higher quality 3D visualization makes your inner artist happy, head on over to Kickstart and make with the backing!

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Create 3D visualizations with your iPhone or iPad with Arqball Spin, now on Kickstarter


please listen to the video, this is a "visualization of a 3D object" not a digital 3D model of real world 3D object! We still create 3D models using vertices, edges & faces (for polygons) and splines, etc for nurbs models for games, movies and more. This app does not generate a 3D model (or mesh) it generates an interactive animation (ie "series of pictures") of a real world objects.
the kickstarter spin stand is a way to have more control over the photo capturing process.
...from the app description on itunes "Spins are interactive photos that can be rotated 360-degrees"

GinoDotCom I appreciate you agreeing but its really not up for any debate. in this case its a matter of fact. nothing about this app generates a 3D mesh, which is necessary for the production of 3D animated films, special effects or games.
this is nothing more than a 360 degree panoramic photographic app. i have not done this but try using the app while standing in the middle of your room and slowly spin in a steady circle. it will simple make a 360 pano of your room thats viewable in any modern web browser (ie webkit) ...which by the way is not a type of augmented reality which an imore article (then tipb) once claimed was.
i know this is an ios/apple enthusiast site (that's why i'm here!) but the problem with many journalistic like media (from a corporate or independent source) is the concept of misrepresentation of facts. i only believe those who contribute to the stream of information should do their homework and report responsible. The title and first few lines of this article fall in line with how the wireless carriers claim to serve of 4G.

Me and my friend have been arguing about a problem similar to this! Now I realize that I was right. lol! Many thanks for your article.

This is nothing but a poor video app. i already know how to fast forward. press "cmd +" (on your mac) and you zoom into your video.

Remember when all the providers started screaming "Broadband" in the marketing ads. Cable and DSL "baseband" as in base number systems. Your old dial up modem was broadband as in analog broadcast.
I will take a baseband Internet connection over a broadband one any day.

It's stories like these that need a "THUMBS DOWN" button. There is NOTHING 3D about what this app does. This article is complete crap and totally misleading. Fix it or delete it please.