Live2D's animation technology lets users interact with 2D illustrations in 3D space. Live2D are now developing Live2D Euclid, a next generation system that can animate 2D illustrations 360-degrees, in rich 3D environments.
Japanese company iGUAZU has started selling 3D Systems' personal 3D scanner for iPad - iSense - in Japan on August 18.
Set iSense to an iPad with the dedicated application installed and scan an object to make its 3D data. It's a very compact device (119.2x27.9x29mm, 99.2g) so that you can bring it with you anywhere you go and use it easily.
In addition, the accompanying software allows you to convert scanned data to STL data for shaping the form in a 3D printer.
Mariage Poupée for the most important day of your lives.
Morisaki Jushi co. Ltd., a resin processing company from Kyoto prefecture in Japan, recently started offering a new service called MARIAGE POUPÉE. They create original wedding dolls with a 3D printer and 3D scanner.
Nikon Instech, Nikon's affiliate company, announced today its release of a new portable 3D scanner "P3D NC-2323S" on June 1. The price will be around 3,800,000 yen.
P3D NC-2323S allows you to measure easily without using a PC. With the LCD touch-panel and simple graphical user interface, even a person who uses it for the first time can obtain 3D data of the object just by aiming it towards the object and pressing the shutter button.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced that it will collaborate with Japan Post Co., Ltd. - Japan's postal service - to release new 3D “Casio Art” paintings, using special postage stamp designs.
The stamps will be released on July 23, or "Fumi no Hi" (Day of the Letter) and the paintings will be sold at “e-casio” which is Casio’s official online shopping website. The paintings will also be sold through shops operated by Casio Group companies.
Nakabayashi, Japanese corporation offering stationery-related products, announced that they obtained exclusive distribution rights in Japan to sell the 3D printing pen 3Doodler that the American company Wobbles Works has developed.