Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
January 16, 2017
arrowPress Releases






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Watch the intriguing '3-Sweep' 3D modeling technique in action
September 9, 2013 | By Mike Rose

September 9, 2013 | By Mike Rose
Comments
    12 comments
More: Console/PC, Art, Design, Video



A group of computer science professors is working on a new interactive 3D modelling technique, which can easily read information from various photos, and turn the objects into 3D models in just seconds.

The '3-Sweep' technique, as demonstrated in the above video, takes three mouse strokes which define the three different dimensions of an object. The first two sweeps define the object's profile, while the third sweep finds distinct outlines, and reads the object's shape along its main axis.

This defines a 3D body which will snap to the object in the photo, and can then be rotated, adjusted and generally played around with.

Notably, the video describes numerous instances in which the algorithm would not work, including when there is a non-ideal perspective, or when an object has a fuzzy, non-readable edge. No information is as-of-yet available on when this technique might be made available for public use.


Related Jobs

Tesla Motors, Inc.
Tesla Motors, Inc. — Los Angeles, California, United States
[01.16.17]

Developer, Digital Design Technologies
DreamSail Games
DreamSail Games — New York, New York, United States
[01.13.17]

Game Designer
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States
[01.13.17]

Senior Designer
Sanzaru Games Inc.
Sanzaru Games Inc. — Foster City, California, United States
[01.13.17]

Environment Artist









Loading Comments

loader image