Brilliant Kinect Hack Creates 3D Models of Real World Objects in Seconds

Posted by on January 11th, 2012

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The folks behind MatterPort, a hack using a Microsoft Kinect to create instant 3D renderings of items by taking pictures of them at various points, say that this does for 3D scanning what pictures did to painting. And they are not far off.

The technology is nothing short of amazing and could revolutionize how we categorize real world information. In short, every physical object on the planet could be categorized and searchable.

Kurzweil says it’s time to start 3D scanning the world, we couldn’t agree more.

[MatterPort via Kurzweil]

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