Kaidan and Autolycus have teamed up to develop 3D object technologies based on Java as well as Appleis QuickTime framework. Appearing at this weekis MACWORLD Expo, the Kaidan-Autolycus Alliance has also announced their first product, Kaidan-Autolycus DV Object Imaging Kit. The new product allows users to easily create 3D images of objects. According to Kaidan-Autolycus:
Kaidan Incorporated, the leading manufacturer of Photographic VR hardware, and theAutolycus Corporation, a new digital imaging software development company,have announced today an alliance to develop, market and sell 3-D objecttechnologies. The two companies are previewing (Booth #4041) the firstjointly developed solution aimed at consumers this week at Macworld Expo SanFrancisco.
The alliance1s first product is the Kaidan-Autolycus DV Object Imaging Kit.This kit is a complete solution that utilizes a Kaidan motorized PiXi?turntable and Autolycus SpinImage DV? software along with any DVFireWire-enabled camcorder to quickly and easily create 3-D object movies.The capture process is simple and designed for the average consumer who ownsa camcorder and a computer. First, the user centers the object of intereston the turntable. Then, a camcorder, connected to their Macintosh or WindowsPC via FireWire, captures a video stream of the spinning object. TheSpinImage DV software then converts the video stream into a QuickTime VR ora Java-viewable object movie that1s ready to be transferred to a web sitefor viewing.
The new product should be available in the first quarter of 2001, and pricing details have not yet been released. You can visit Kaidan-Autolycus at booth #4041 at MACWORLD.