3D model of Autodesk's corporate headquarters as generated from Octocopter photos stitched together by 123D Catch (Image: Autodesk blog)
The Mikrokopter Octo-Copter equipped with DSLR camera (Photo: Mikrokopter)
Take one piece of software that can stitch 2D photos into a 3D model, one camera-carrying UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), and mix well to impress and inspire. This was the recipe used by Autodesk's Director of Strategic Research, Gonzalo Martinez, when he set about modifying an Octo-Copter UAV for use with Autodesk's 123D Catch software to simplify the process of making 3D models of large real-world objects, while also having some fun.
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