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Ernest
11-28-2010, 01:49 PM
Engadget posted an article today about some researchers recreating famous landmarks in 3D using only Flickr and similar photo sharing sites for reference.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/28/unc-researchers-develop-a-system-for-creating-3d-models-using-im/

Dexter2999
11-28-2010, 02:16 PM
hasn't Microsoft been working on this for three or four years?

Philbert
11-29-2010, 11:23 PM
Read the article. :p

"Unlike previous projects at Microsoft and the University of Washington, the team at UNC used a home PC (albeit one with four GPUs) to process millions of images..."

I saw this on Engadget, pretty interesting news.

LazyCoder
11-30-2010, 01:35 PM
Unless it makes clean edge-loops, no thank you.

Red_Oddity
12-01-2010, 03:35 AM
There's other off the shelf software that uses similar techniques, and it ran fine from one of our simple workstations.

Heck, even XYZRGB has a service that can generate a model from a stereo pair images (haven't tested it myself yet, is on the ToDo list)
http://www.xyzrgb.com/ScannerKiller/welcome.html

Philbert
12-01-2010, 10:39 AM
I'm not sure how it compares but Photo Sculpt seems to be getting popular as well, of course this is also only 2 images.

http://www.photosculpt.net/

virtualcomposer
12-01-2010, 10:45 AM
I definitely agree with their approach. We've had so many natural disasters these days, we need to preserve history and historical facts. I thought to that there was a company that was scanning with a wide field laser to get incredible details of historic places and objects.