Software That Can Make 3D Models From A Single Photograph

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Software That Can Make 3D Models From A Single Photograph

Most image-based modelling packages can recreate 3D models from two or more reference photos of an object. 3-Sweep goes one better – or rather, one fewer. This magical software can almost instantly turn a still photo into a 3D model.

Demonstrated at Siggraph Asia 2013, the software only requires the user to define the three dimensions of an object in a photo by swiping along them with a mouse cursor. Everything else, from generating and texturing the 3D model, to extracting it from the 2D photograph, are all handled by the software. It does away with the need for 3D scanners, multiple images, complex interfaces,and artistic talent.

Could this tool one day replace the jobs of 3D artist?