Project Photofly has now graduated as an Autodesk product and is now named 123D Catch beta. This is exactly what Autodesk Labs is for in that we incubate early technology to get feedback and support whether there is enough demand and promise to make it an Autodesk product.
Project Photofly has consistently dropped jaws since launching on Autodesk Labs. You can use your digital camera even a mobile phone camera to generate 3D models and videos.
What is different with this new version of 123D Catch?
Besides Project Photofly having a new name and being a beta of an official Autodesk product now the biggest change is the User Interface of the product and the mesh engine.
You can Capture almost anything in 3D from heads to sculptures, archeology, architecture, fossils to even things like an ant hill.
Examples of 3D Photo Scenes with half mesh and half textured mesh shown.
If you are a Project Photofly veteran user, uninstall your old version and download and install the new version and expect to see even better mesh results and mostly without the need for any manual point matching required. You may also notice the initial draft as the first result is now no longer present as it goes direct to the standard quality mesh.
If you are new to Project Photofly now known as 123D Catch check out the getting started videos.
My previous Project Photofly blog posts:
- Autodesk Project Photofly Tips and Tricks
- From iPhone 4S Photo to 3D Model
- Capture Almost Anything in 3D
- Project Photofly v2 Released For Download
- Capturing the World Around You in 3D - Some Project Photofly Examples
- House on Fire Ancestral Pueblo Ruins in Autodesks Project Photofly and AutoCAD
- MIT Technology Review Covers Autodesk Project Photofly v2
- Autodesk in Wired Magazine October 2011
- Project Photofly Produced Video of Kiva Ruin
- Nice Post on Using Project Photofly 3ds Max
- Project Photofly Photo Booth My Head Goes 3D in One Click!
More 123D Catch Links:
Press Release: Transforming 3D As We Know It: Autodesk 123D Family Expands