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Using an octocopter UAV and its 123D Catch software, CAD software maker Autodesk was able to capture a 3D model of its corporate headquarters in San Rafael, CA. The model itself was generated from aerial photos taken from the UAV and processed with their 123D photogrammetry software. [via GeekyGadgets]

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  • Bill Krueger

    Looks like the folks over at Strata Design seem to have a product for Mac OS X with similar capabilities. The SE version is available on the App store and not too expensive and a “pro” version available on their web site.

  • http://www.InnovationToronto.com/2012/04/autodesk-creates-3d-model-of-headquarters-using-octo-copter-uav/ » Autodesk creates 3D model of headquarters using Octo-Copter UAV

    […] And Websites: Create & DownloadModeling Any Building Anywhere With A Camera And A CopterMAKE […]

  • http://geekenligne.com/BLOG/2012/04/11/skynet-espionage-begins-unmanned-drone-creates-3d-models/ Skynet Espionage Begins: Unmanned Drone Creates 3D Models | Geeklin

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  • http://houseofmods.com/2012/04/underwater-photogrammetry-experiments-with-123d-catch/ Underwater Photogrammetry Experiments with 123D Catch | House of Mods

    […] week, MAKE ran a post on creating 3D models of buildings using an UAV. I wondered if the same thing could be done using an AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle). So I ran […]

  • http://www.cgtrader.com Ieva

    Where’s the post?

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