[Gear] A Camera that Creates 3D Models of Rooms in Minutes

Creating 3D images of interiors, with furniture, colors and textures is a time consuming process to say the least. But now Matterport, a device prototyped from an Xbox Kinect, uses twin lenses on a hand held unit to render a three dimensional space. This tech obviously has a way to go but the preliminary results are impressive none the less. The applications for a camera with this type of mapping capability is definitely a game changer and could radically change the way we capture the world around us. Google Street View, move over. Leave a comment telling us how you see 3D mapping cameras changing the photography community if at all.

via [VisualNews]

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massively useful for police forensic work, kitchen design etc etc. not sure about the rest of us.

Would be awesome for chrome-keying for video too, as you can simulate an entire room instead of a simple backdrop pretty easily.

basically avatar style freedom without the work of manually creating the 3D world.

a drone with a camera that can learn the spaces while "walking" arround. I can think in 10000 things i can use that camera.  Infinite possibilities.

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Computer game design - actual areas from real life, captured as a level in a videogame.

A roomba that knows how to clean my floor perfectly. Then go down the steps and clean the living room.

Real estate floor plan creator for a walk thru engine.