A new camera module from Taipei-based eYs3D will use technology from Lucid in a depth-sensing camera called Axis. The new camera module will have up to a 180-degree field of view, allowing it to scan an environment and create a 3D depth map.
Lucid’s depth-sensing system, called 3D Fusion, is also used by Red’s Hydrogen One phone, with its point-and-shoot “holographic” photo technology.
The new Axis camera module from eYs3D is aimed at developers, animators and game designers looking for a lower-cost way to scan physical areas and use them in virtual worlds. It has a pair of stereo lenses with IR sensors and can generate “millimeter-accurate” 3D environments in point-cloud or depth-map formats, the company said. It plugs into a Windows or Linux computer via USB 3.1 Gen 1/2, allowing users the option of developing specialized applications for different depth-mapping tasks.
“This partnership with eYs3D will deliver a superior depth system in both cost, size and performance compared to current market solutions,” said Lucid CEO and co-founder Han Jin in a prepared statement. “Now anyone in the industry will be able to easily generate point clouds for facial scanning, 3D model making, or turning a complete scene into a VR environment at a fraction of the cost and higher performance. It will remarkably reshape how VR and AR content is developed.”
The Axis camera module is being demonstrated at CES 2019 in South Hall booth #21615.