Strange new 3D modeler Created 13 years ago2008-10-22 10:00:17 UTC by Tito Tito

Created 13 years ago2008-10-22 10:00:17 UTC by Tito Tito

Posted 13 years ago2008-10-22 10:00:17 UTC Post #257486
A friend of mines that's an AutoCAD instructor at a local trade school in my home town just told me he might start doing some consultation work soon for some IT firm in Australia called "Australian Centre for Visual Technologies". Anyway, my friend told me that one of the products this company is in the middle of creating is a new 3D modeler which operates in a way I have not seen before. After watching a You Tube video on how this 3D modeler called "VideoTrace" works, I was just simply amazed on how this type of 3D modeling looks so easy to do, yet delivers some spectacular results. Now, this VideoTrace program is still in Beta development, so it's bound to get a lot better before it's full release. I am not going to say much more now, as seeing is believing, better to see the demonstration of VideoTrace with your own eyes:

VideoTrace You Tube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vda2RAEuW_g

VideoTrace official web page: http://www.acvt.com.au/research/videotrace/

Note: This kind of reminds me of an old 3D modeler I used to have about 10 years ago called "Canoma" from a now defunct company called MetaCreations, where it let you create 3D models out of scanned photos or drawings.
Posted 13 years ago2008-10-22 10:07:28 UTC Post #257487
OMG, CRAZY!
Posted 13 years ago2008-10-22 10:11:52 UTC Post #257488
Seen that before. Awesome technique.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 13 years ago2008-10-22 10:24:30 UTC Post #257489
Fairly impressive tech there, but it seems like a bit of a gimmick to me.

Might just be that I love accuracy and close-up fine tuning of everything I build.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 13 years ago2008-10-22 10:40:38 UTC Post #257490
OMG, CRAZY!
Indeed.
Fairly impressive tech there, but it seems like a bit of a gimmick to me.

Might just be that I love accuracy and close-up fine tuning of everything I build.
I feel the same way too. But you have to remember, this program is still in it's early stages, so there's no telling on how well it could shape up just yet. Now, the official website has this to say about the further development plans on VideoTrace:
We're currently developing further modelling interactions to increase both the power and flexibility of the modelling process. We're working on interactive dense reconstruction, organic shapes, de- and re-linghting for model-based video editing, deformable objects and dynamic scenes, amongst other ideas.
Posted 13 years ago2008-10-22 12:14:23 UTC Post #257495
?berold. Awesome, tho.
Posted 13 years ago2008-10-22 14:16:04 UTC Post #257498
Not too impressed, this technique is already quite old. And i dont think the model in the video looks that good, i very much prefer tweaking the shapes so that it looks realistic. More a gimmick as Strider said.
Posted 13 years ago2008-11-16 18:50:59 UTC Post #258631
don't mean to bump this topic, but wow.

i really need to torr... i mean, buy that program :P
Posted 13 years ago2008-11-16 19:31:54 UTC Post #258632
i really need to torr... i mean, buy that program
Well, if you are so interested, then I recommend you visit the official webpage and carefully read it. Also, you can try to see if you can be put on their beta testing program. You would need to specifically ask for it or tell them exactly what is it that you would like to do.

Their email: VideoTrace@acvt.com.au
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