“What a marvelous modern age we live in.”
– Capt. John Aubrey, RN
I know 3D movies (and now smartphones?!) are all the rage but personally I dislike the glasses and the inconsistent viewing experiencing. If there’s a 2D option I take it.
But the technology does amaze me, and I was recently blown away by a new online tool that allows anyone to create 3D models of photographs using the internet.
Project PhotoFly by Autodesk is an incredibly powerful online tool that uses the power of cloud computing to translate photos from a point-and-shoot camera into detailed 3D models.
The models can then be manipulated using professional design software (or Autodesk’s free image editor) and shared via YouTube, iPhone and iPad.
The practical applications are limitless — renovation, design, historic preservation, gaming, visual effects and of course fun. You can make 3D models of people, cars, landscapes and buildings.
The amazing part is Autodesk’s use of cloud computing to render the images. To do this kind of modeling on your own requires massive processing power and RAM.
Take a tour to see how it works: