Friday, April 27, 2007

Fotowoosh - the 3D Flickr

A doctoral candidate at a robotics institute in Pittsburgh has created some software which analyses 2d photographs and builds 3D models out of them. Awesome. As well as playing his part in advancing the field of robotics, he's also setting up a Flickr style site where users will be able to upload their photos and have them automatically 3D-ified, to use the correct term, so that users can zoom into the 3D model of their photo. Hence the name: Fotowoosh - see? The logo also beautifully illustrates this process. Anyway, the article is here and the Fotowoosh site is here featuring a demo of the technology. Will it work well enough? I don't know, but even if it works just a little bit I'll be very impressed.

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