We recently wrote on Microsoftâ€™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.