In late 2014, HP launched a truly unique Windows 8.1 PC called the Sprout, which included scanners that could capture real-world objects that were placed on its touchmat. This week, HP announced that a free software update for the Sprout is due in July that will add a way for the PC to scan those objects and create a full 3D model.
Currently, the HP Sprout can scan objects but generates 2D images of them. The upcoming software update will add the third dimension to those scans. HP stated:
HP is working with unnamed print services so that those models can be turned into 3D printed objects that can be mailed to Sprout owners. HP will also sell an optional accessory for the Sprout, the 3D Capture Stage, that will make it easier for the PC to scan any object. The accessory will cost $299. HP said:
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