In late July, researchers began crowd-sourced experiments with an Internet-based tool to translate photographs taken from many angles, of any object, into digital 3D models. Photo Courtesy Of Autodesk Cloud-processed model office building includes and references the vantage point of each photo contributing to the model The beauty in the idea of CAD software vendor Autodesk Labs’ Photo Scene Editor for Project Photofly, is its simplicity. The Photo Scene Editor can accept and process dozens and dozens of uploaded photos and return a model in minutes. The tool harnesses cloud computing to stitch images into a 3D matrix, using algorithms
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