New Algorithm turns any Photo into a 3D

Disney Research, developed an algorithm that turns 2D photos into 3D landscapes. The new method can transform a regular photo into a video game-style environment, using consumer-grade computer hardware.   Watch the video…

According to Disney Research:

“Scene reconstruction in the form of depth maps, 3D point clouds or meshes has become increasingly important for digitizing, visualizing, and archiving the real world, in the movie and game industry as well as in architecture, archaeology, arts, and many other areas.”

“We show dense 3D reconstructions of highly detailed scenes, enabling applications such as automatic segmentation and image-based rendering, and provide an extensive evaluation and comparison to existing image-based reconstruction techniques.”

via gizmodo