News Advisory: January 08, 2018

HP Z 3D Camera Empowers Visual and Physical Design Experiences for Digital Creatives

Las Vegas, NV at CES, Jan. 8, 2018 – HP Inc. today announced the HP Z 3D Camera to help reinvent creative workflows and spark spontaneous real-time sharing of documents and physical work product. Designed for CG artists, 3D designers, game developers and digital fine artists, the HP Z 3D Camera extends immersive experiences available with the Sprout Pro G2 to an accessory that easily attaches to a computer display1 to capture and digitize 3D objects, 2D documents and live video.

The HP Z 3D Camera allows for richer, more immediate remote live sharing by bringing into view the desk, hands, etc. to complement screen sharing, text and the webcam, ultimately resulting in a more human experience.

“The demand for 3D content has skyrocketed and 3D pros are constantly looking for new hardware and software innovations to increase their end-to-end productivity, from concepting to production,” said Louis Kim, global head of Immersive Computing, Personal Systems, HP Inc. “HP Z 3D Camera helps speed up modeling, reinvent the creative palette and protect the artistic point of view as more people enter the profession and workflows become increasingly automated.”

The HP Z 3D Camera’s unique design minimizes desktop space for real-time capture and visualization. It creates life-like digital images by rotating an object with the user’s hands or positioning under the camera – SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) tracking and scanning technology constructs the 3D model in real time. Workflows are enhanced by scanning objects with computer-graphics-friendly resolutions that maintain separate texture maps for physical-based rendering (PBR) and AR, VR and mixed reality content creation.

Key Product Highlights

  1. HP Z 3D Camera brings a zero footprint form factor, users can attach it to the back of a monitor with its magnetic badge.
  2. HP hardware and software innovation allow users to create realistic 3D digital images from real objects. HP scanning technology constructs a 3D model in real time, supplying users with high-resolution images and textures for 3D applications. It also generates document capture for things like OCR for document flow.
  3. Scans objects with computer-graphics-friendly resolutions that maintain separate texture maps for VR/AR/MR applications. The hyper-realistic texture increases the creative palette and speeds up modeling workflows for professional 3D creatives and Windows 10 Creators users.
  4. Share captures or live videos of notes and sketches directly from the desktop. Allowing for richer, more immediate picture-perfect remote Skype or other collaboration tools by bringing into view the desk, hands, etc. to complement screen sharing, text and the webcam, ultimately resulting in a more human experience.

HP Z 3D Camera easily exports models to PowerPoint 3D, Paint 3D and Mixed Reality Viewer, making 3D capture available to anybody that is using Windows 10. Additionally, Adobe recently announced its Dimension Tool - a 3D tool for 2D users bringing captures into a 2D workflow to make beautiful images and control things like lighting, scale and texture all within the Adobe Suite. Professional users will relish the power of HP Z 3D Camera when using products like ZBrush, Substance Painter and products from Autodesk.

HP Z 3D Camera by HP Pricing and Availability

HP Z 3D Camera, designed and manufactured in California, is scheduled for US-only availability in March for $599. The datasheet is available here.


  1. The HP Z 3D Camera is compatible with most of the current HP Z and E series monitors and requires PC with Windows 10, 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7-4709S or higher, 1xUSB-3.0 Type A, 1xUSB-2.0 Type A, minimum 16G RAM and 1.8GB available storage, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M or better NVIDIA graphics card required for 3D capture. HP Z 3D Camera by HP is not available in all regions.

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