Scanify allows the user to capture 3D data in less than one-tenth of a second at a very reasonable price - just $1,490.00. Adjusting for inflation, I paid much more than this for my first computer, an Apple ][+ with only 16K of RAM in 1979.
(Scarify 3D scanner from Fuel3D)
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In his mesmerizing 1954 novella The Houses of Iszm, Jack Vance wrote about feeler-planes that enabled the creation of incredibly detailed 3D images in just a minute or two:
He stood rigid as feeler-planes brushed down his body. In a glass dome a three-dimensional simulacrum of himself six inches high took form.
(Read more about Jack Vance's 3D feeler-planes)
Feeler-planes were used by the Iszic to create tri-type records that were so detailed (high resolution), fingerprints were captured in three-dimensional models of the subject's hands.
Seabreacher, H.G. Winter's 1939 Torpoon
'Ken lay full-length in the padded body compartment, his feet resting on the controlling bars of the directional planes, hands on the torpoon's engine levers.' - HG Winters, 1939.