This PC-projector-camera combo's skills are a bit primitive, but it's easy to see a promising future in 3D printing and augmented reality
To make a 2D image, the HP Sprout's Illuminator takes high-res images that turn into a vivid composite with highlights and contours.
Scanned images appear on the Sprout's Touch Mat, where they can immediately be moved around or manipulated.
The Sprout is a high-end all-in-one PC with powerful, integrated imaging technology: a digital projector, several camera, and a touch-enabled work surface.
The HP Sprout's Touch Mat acts like a second touch display, beamed from the PC's overhead projector.
On the HP Sprout's Touch Mat, controls appear along the left and right sides, such as the ink and text tools shown here.
Drawing using the HP Sprout's included stylus feels pretty natural, certainly compared to using a mouse.
The Touch Mat on the Sprout by HP makes it easy to move and manipulate images using your hands or the stylus.
The 3D Capture tool was still in beta when we tried this shot. It could "see" part of the bird in 3D, but the rest was a hollowed-out shell.
One of the HP Sprout's handful of apps is DreamWorks' Story Producer, where you can create a short feature by choosing canned backdrops, characters and motivations from the movie How to Train Your Dragon 2.
The HP Sprout's 3D Capture technology uses Intel RealSense cameras to take multiple images of the object to build the final image.
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