New way to map?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Invictus, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Invictus

    Invictus L1: Registered

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    Scanner paints a virtual crime scene (New Scientist).

    Basically, a New Zealand-based company is working on technology that lets you use a digital camera and a heap of lasers to build a 3D model of a real-world environment. The article is about how they're going to use it for forensics, but my first thought was how cool it'd be to make maps and models using a method like this.

    Yeah, it's a bit gimmicky, but it'd also be a hell of a lot of fun. "No, I bought these legos for work. Serious work."
  2. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    This isn't the new I think, because at a University I made a scan of my face and that turned it into a mod able version of my face (in an autodesk product, not maya or 3ds) really cool :)