We may soon be using software that can easily recreate 3D models of objects and locations using only a series of photographs taken from various perspectives. Researchers in Microsoft’s Interactive Visual Media Group have created an application that does this.
Who says Rome wasn't built in a day? With the muscle of about 500 computers and 150,000 still images, Steve Seitz and his colleagues have reconstructed many of Rome's famous landmarks in just 21 hours.
"The Technology Behind Performance" showcases how the "L.A. Noire" game will utilize the new MotionScan technology, which provides an unprecedented level of realism, detail, and emotion never seen before in a videogame, bringing characters to life in a totally new way.