ZDNet reports: “At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini demos how the company’s processors are being used to render a 3D model from millions of user-generated images taken from photo-sharing sites like Flicker and Picasa. The work is being done at the University of Washington, where researchers have crowd-sourced images from the Web and created 3D re-construction of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.”
Watch a video of Otellini’s presentation here.
This work is from the Rome in a Day project of UW CSE’s Graphics and Imaging Laboratory. The video of St. Peters shown by Otellini is from Yasu Furukawa’s work. The other demo he showed – the interactive creation of the model – is Changchang Wu’s latest work.