3D Systems announced today their new iSense 3D Scanner for the iPad. They are calling the application “physical photography” which seems like a consumer friendly category, plus the price seems right at $499. Now the question is can you do any real work with it, or is it just for taking 3D pictures of your friends and 3D printing them? In any case, it is certainly a major indicator of where things are going with 3D data capture and as with digital photography the professional world should benefit from the R & D being invested in the consumer market. Bring it on.