The visual representation of an object in 3 physical dimensions, as opposed to the planar dimension.
A voxel (volumetric pixel or, more correctly, Volumetric Picture Element) is a volume element, representing a value on a regular grid in 3D space. This is analogous to a pixel, which represents 2D image data in a bitmap (pixmap).
As with pixels in a bitmap, voxels themselves do not typically have their position (their coordinates) explicitly encoded along with their values. Instead, the position of a voxel is inferred based upon its position relative to other voxels (i.e., its position in the data structure that makes up a single volumetric image).
In contrast to pixels and voxels, points, and polygons are often explicitly represented by the coordinates of their vertices. A direct consequence of this difference is that polygons are able to efficiently represent simple 3D structures with lots of empty or homogeneously-filled space, while voxels are good at representing regularly-sampled spaces that are non-homogeneously filled.
Photon-X 3D Volumetric Sensors
At the core of Photon-X 3D technologies are a series of patented sensors.
These groundbreaking sensors can be configured to integrate with a myriad of high end digital cameras, surveillance systems and scanning system. [...] More..
Cameras equipped with spatial phase sensors record 3D color volumetric information.
The high-resolution sensor captures the 3D characteristics of each light wave on a pixel-by-pixel basis. As a result, from a 2D video image it can extract a 3D volumetric image.
Cameras equipped with the Photon-X volumetric sensor are capable of traditional digital photography and video plus 3D volumetrics. The sensor simultaneously records color, light, 3D shape and the location of objects within an image and translates that data into highly accurate wire mesh geometry.
Photon-X 3D volumetric platforms are able to universally format data in order to meet the needs of every industry currently using 3D imaging technology.
* Innovative high resolution volumetrics
* Every pixel contains 3D coordinates
* Records color & geometry simultaneously
* Records 3D on everything sensor detects
* Records either static or video mode
Photon-X 3D Volumetric Applications
Photon-X develops specialized Volumetric imaging sensors to support a wide range of applications and markets.
* CG Modeling, reverse prototyping
* Precision Full Motion CG Modeling
* Real Time Medical Imaging
* Performance Motion Capture
* Performance Analytics
* Autonomous Navigation
* Artificial Stereoscopy
* Standoff Surveillance
* Robotic Manufacturing
* Precision Targeting
* Artificial Intelligence
SPI 3D Sensor Based Technologies