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“Intel, University of Washington create 3D models with Web images”

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.