Many of you saw an early version of Project Photofly 2.0 technology at Autodesk University. Some of you read about the improvements we demonstrated at TED. We are very close to making Project Photofly available for your feedback.
Project Photofly is our free technology preview of a service that converts your sets of photographs into a 3D model. With a common point and shoot digital camera, if you follow our shooting guidelines, you can take a handful of photographs and the service will construct a 3D model from the photographs. The number of photographs you take and how you take the photographs are key factors to success. With this in mind, Autodesk Labs Marketing Director, Dominique Pouliquen, has created an instructional video that demonstrates how to take the photographs.
If you want to see what's coming in 2.0, Dominique has created a second video of What's New in Project Photofly 2.0:
If you do not have access to YouTube or would simply like to download the videos, you can do so from my Buzzsaw site using Internet Explorer:
When considering a home renovation or making something as a hobbyist, a 3D model of what you are going to build will be a great place to start. Or if you dream of starring in Terminator IV: The Rise of the Software Developers:
Preparing to make 3D photo scenes from 2D photos is alive in the lab.