Two weeks ago I visited the Autodesk San Francisco office and had the pleasure of working with the Project Photofly Photo Booth in the Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco. This is the same exhibit shown at the recent TED 2011 conference, but now even more cool.
This custom setup generates a 3D textured model of your head using 16 synchronized DSLR cameras mounted around you that take a photo all at once when your face is detected in the right alignment location as recognized by a re-purposed Microsoft Kinect camera. The photos are then sent to the Project Photofly on the cloud to convert to a 3D textured mesh and when completed it then emails the .ipm file for viewing in Autodesk’s free Inventor Publisher Mobile for iOS devices.
Here I am in in the new Project Photofly Photo Booth in the Autodesk Gallery.
Here you can se the LED screen that lets you know visually when you head is in the right location and uses a Microsoft Kinect camera to check the location of your head and provide feedback where to move your head and to hold still.
Here is my head modeled in 3D as a result using the free Project Photofly software from http://www.autodesk.com/photofly.
If you get to San Francisco you should definitely stop in the Autodesk Gallery at One Market. The Autodesk Gallery at One Market is open to the public every Wednesday from 12-5 p.m., with a guided tour at 12:30 p.m.