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Cambridge ProFORMA turns webcams into 3D scanning tools

Posted on Monday, November 23 2009 @ 21:53:44 CET by


Engadget reports a PhD student at Cambridge University has created an amazing new technology that turns any ordinary webcam into a 3D scanning tool.
In fact, a camera is pretty much all you need for some "on-line" modeling action -- no laser or green screen necessary -- meaning the 3D models are constructed on the spot while you slowly rotate the objects, although ProFORMA can also track fast moving objects as shown in the demo video after the break. Fans of machinima should also look into this for their next Warhammer drama series, but don't say you heard it from us.



 



 

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