3D MODELING FOR EYEWEAR

Measuring your face can involve using devices that calculate the distance between the eye and the lens, wrapping a tape measure around your head, taking eye measurements with a caliper, and so on – or else it can be modeled in three dimensions.

With so many software applications on the market, 3D calibration has never been so easy. It involves rotating a device (a special machine or even your smartphone) around your head that selects specific points on your face for scanning. The greater the number of points recorded by the software, the more accurate the 3D representation.

Custom-made by mail

Across the Pond, in San Francisco, a small brand called Topology Eyewear has developed a novel concept, an augmented reality application for the iPhone. How does it work? You simply download the app and take a short video of your face, making sure to turn your head to the left and then the right. The app can then use these images to create a 3D model of you. Next, you choose the style and the lenses (for sunglasses or corrective eyewear). The brand takes care of the rest! The spectacles are made by hand, from acetate or steel, and mailed direct to your home.

Topology Eyewear has developed an augmented reality application for you to choose the style and the lenses you want.

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  • Your eyewear designed the perfectly fitted 3D printed eyeglasses Karamiek.Your eyewear designed the perfectly fitted 3D printed eyeglasses Karamiek.
  • Discover the custom-made glasses Veer Graveren signed by the brand Your eyewear.Discover the custom-made glasses Veer Graveren signed by the brand Your eyewear.
  • Here are the wayfarer shapped JMS Black spectacles made by Your eyewear.Here are the wayfarer shapped JMS Black spectacles made by Your eyewear.
  • You can choose between the 14 different templates made by Your eyewear.You can choose between the 14 different templates made by Your eyewear.
The Canadian brand Specsy designed a set of frames that he printed using materials for dental prostheses.

© Specsy

Milan Madhavji has nothing against 3D printing… Quite the opposite! A former dentist who used to make 3D dental prostheses, he switched careers and now makes eyewear under the Specsy brand. Using his printers, the founder of the Canadian brand designed a set of frames that he printed using materials for prostheses, with impressive results. The project had begun and Specsy was born.
Have a 3D scan of your face and adjust your frames to suit the shape of your face and your preferences at your optician's !

© Specsy

Pop in to see your optician with the equipment and you can have a 3D scan of your face and adjust your frames to suit the shape of your face and your preferences, thanks to a huge choice of colors and styles. Combined with 3D printing, this 3D modeling technology gives you an end result that comes as close as possible to what you may have dreamed of in the virtual fitting. Custom-made spectacles that won’t have you gnashing your teeth when they arrive!
NetLooks has also designed 3D modeling technology via a scan of the client’s face and head. Once all the measurements have been taken, you can have a virtual fitting of your eyewear to get an idea of the end result.
  • Square shaped eyeglasses printed in 3D by the French brand Netlooks.Square shaped eyeglasses printed in 3D by the French brand Netlooks.
  • Clear acetate frame manufactured by the French designer Netlooks.Clear acetate frame manufactured by the French designer Netlooks.
  • Customized spectacles with decorated temples from Netlooks.Customized spectacles with decorated temples from Netlooks.
  • Custom-made glasses created thanks to the Netlooks Box from the French company Netlooks.Custom-made glasses created thanks to the Netlooks Box from the French company Netlooks.

Featured image:  NetLooks

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