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Autodesk recently released an update to their 123D Catch photogrammetry app that now runs on the iPhone. Similar in function to the previously iPad-only app, a user captures a series of photographs that get forwarded to an online service for processing into a 3D model. This has to be one of the easiest ways of capturing 3D objects–just take a series of photos and upload to get a useable 3D object suitable for output on a 3D printer.

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  1. Now we need it for Android please!!

  2. Hooray, proprietary software that can be taken away from you at any point at Apple or Autodesk’s whim.

  3. Codecrafter on said:

    Everything old is new again. We did this with the Picture3D product at Real3D around the turn of the millennium. Of course now there are convergence devices (smart phones) that streamline acquisition and upload, and possibly more compelling uses for the models such as 3D printers.

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