Tuesday, April 17, 2007


DQ reader John Catania sent me a link to a program in development called Fotowoosh, which can translate 2D images into 3D models. It's an amazing effect, and you an see it here.

Looking at the video on the site, one name immediately comes to mind: John Carmack. If anyone could develop a technology like this to be used inside video games, it would be him. And what an incalculable contribution it would be, not to mention the ginormous (that's 10x larger than enormous, in case you're wondering) licensing fees he could charge for use of the technology.

Imagine being able to use photographs, paintings, even pencil sketches to automatically generate 3D levels in a game. How stunning would it be to walk through some of the landscapes painted by Van Gogh?

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