Monday, April 25, 2011

Modeling 3D from Video?!

You can learn more about videotrace here.

I found the video and that one site, but I haven't been able to find any recent updates post 2008. I wonder what is happening with the project/software.

It looks pretty cool though.

Has anybody seen this trailer for Mass Effect 3? I think it shows potentially the best videogame graphics ever. I can't tell how true to the actual game the trailer is, but considering ME2 has the best videogame graphics I've seen so far, I think this trailer might be pretty accurate. I can't even imagine how many polygons it took to create Shepard's face. Let alone that whole 3D environment.

1 comment:

arturo said...

Very cool indeed. VideoTrace is actually in Beta at the moment and will be commercialized by an Australian company called Punchcard. If you would like to be a beta tester you can sign up HERE
The technology is similar to what you can do right know in Google Earth with their BuildingMaker. Try it out. One world of caution (that you should know by now!) It is not as easy at it seems, hahaha!

I am just a little concerned that they might get into trouble with the technology which is quite old, although it has always remained academic. It was developed at UC Berkeley quite many years ago but never made it outside research and SIGGRAPH type of venues. Maybe now...