So do you regularly check out the Autodesk Labs for great free software? Here you'll find all types of great programs to help make your design life easier (or at least more fun!). Just recently the Autodesk Lab posted Project Photofly - a great means of creating 3D models from photographs using the web. It's simply a process of stitching the photos together - absolutely amazing!
Imagine taking pictures with your digital camera around all the sides of a building and then using Project Photofly to put them all together and turn them into a 3D model! What a great tool this is (of course you may have to rent a helicopter to get the roof). This is all done in the proverbial "cloud" with only a small application being downloaded to your computer.
Should you choose to jump on the Project Photofly bandwagon - then you might want to participate in a new Photo Scene Contest for Buildings that just launched. Found in the It's Alive in the Lab blog by (the wonderful) Scott Sheppard.
Here's your chance to put those creative juices to use! As you can see above - the winner gets an autographed copy of 3DS Max (or 3DS Max Design) - signed by Autodesk CEO Carl Bass. They also get an iPad! So take out your digital camera and start snapping some pictures of buildings (preferably one where you won't need to rent a helicopter to get the roof).
I can't wait to see what you all come up with!