France-based company REALVIZ recently announced the release of its new
ImageModeler photo-modeling software. This release comes after the release
of several other photo-modeling systems designed to turn objects in 2D
photographs into 3D models. Unlike other solutions on the market, however,
ImageModeler is a high-end application aimed at professionals, and this is
reflected not only in the programs toolset, but in the quality of the
models it produces. The creation of a 3D model in ImageModeler is simple --
take a few photos of your object from various angles, import them into the
software and select corresponding points on each of the images.
ImageModeler then creates a model and textures it using the original
photographic reference provided. Of course, the model can be tweaked and
exported in a variety of file formats. While ImageModeler may seem like
"yet another" photo-modeling program, the fact that it comes from a company
that has produced such high-end tools as MatchMover cannot be ignored.
Unlike its competitors, ImageModeler is not designed as a toy, but as a
tool for serious digital content creators.