William Mace writes in Business Day about work by University of Auckland researchers to make 3D production both more affordable, and more accessible.
Possible applications range from making films, to mapping, to biometric security, as well as others.
An excerpt: (read in full here)
“Mimicking the processes of an eye is the hardest task of all for a computer and has traditionally involved huge processing power, says Dr Gimel’farb.
“But senior lecturer and group founder Patrice Delmas says today’s lower-quality cameras will still achieve good results at low cost, and the Invidia graphics cards used are common components in gaming computers.
“Dr Delmas believes it will be only 15 years before the next step – holographic images – will be commonplace.”