Building 3D Models on the Fly Using a Webcam

25 11 2009

A new technology developed by Qi Pan and other researchers at the University of Cambridge allows one to create 3D models on the fly by manipulating an object in front of a webcam. The reconstruction of the 3D model from the video can be viewed in real-time by the user as he moves and rotates the object. The program is called ProFORMA. Pan says the program will be publicly released soon.

The following video gives an excellent demonstration.

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