Project Photofly is our technology preview of converting photographs to 3D models. You start with a set of photographs that you load into a Photo Scene Editor - a small application you install on your Windows PC. Using the Photo Scene Editor, you upload the photos to the Project Photofly server. The server then converts the photographs to a 3D photo scene by lining up features in the photographs and returns the photo scene to the Photo Scene Editor running on your computer. From the Photo Scene Editor, you can save the photo scene to your computer in a variety of file formats.
A frequently asked question is "How do I view the IPM file?" Vice President of Autodesk Labs, Brian Mathews, recently answered this question in a reply to email@example.com:
Email the IPM file, then open the email attachment on the iPhone/iPad. The Inventor Publisher Mobile application will launch automatically.
Upload the IPM file to a web service (DROPBOX, YouSendIt, BOX, SugarSync, etc.) and email the link to your iPhone/iPad.
Do the same as #2, but instead of sending the link in an Email, just navigate to the link on a web site.
Once you’ve installed the Inventor Publisher Mobile application, there are three ways to get the IPM file to your device:
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Explaining how to send the IPM is alive in the lab.