Creating 3D Image Using Regular Camera From Microsoft Research

We recently wrote on Microsoft’s research projects  related to smartphones. Here is an another project from MSR on creating 3D images using no.of photos taken from a normal camera. It will be more cool, if the 3D image viewer is built on HTML5 so that it can be enjoyed across devices.

3-D television is creating a huge buzz in the consumer space, but the generation of 3-D content remains a largely professional endeavor. Our research demonstrates an easy-to-use system for creating photorealistic, 3-D-image-based models simply by walking around an object of interest with your phone, still camera, or video camera. The objects might be your custom car or motorcycle, a wedding cake or dress, a rare musical instrument, or a hand-crafted artwork. Our system uses 3-D stereo matching techniques combined with image-based modeling and rendering to create a photorealistic model you can navigate simply by spinning it around on your screen, tablet, or mobile device.

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