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ProFORMA: 3D Models via a Standard Webcam

By November 27, 2009 No Comments

We are a couple of days late to the table on this one due to various reasons, work, moving flat, the failure of the British telecoms system to sort out any sort of broadband connection. However, this is of note as it allows a 3D model to be constructed using a standard webcam Qi Pan Gerhard Reitmayr and Tom Drummond of the Machine Intelligence Laboratories, Department of Engineering, Cambridge University.

The YouTube clip below explains all:

Take a look at the ProFORMA: Probabilistic Feature-based On-line Rapid Model Acquisition page for more information, they also have a paper online on the subject which is well worth a read.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in, our broadband is being sorted so the posts will be back to normal soon…

Update – Engadget has just reported that Qi plans to release a Linux-based demo to the general public, and a Windows version shortly thereafter. – Update.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.