On the heels of hot products such as Photosynth, which generates 3D point clouds from 2D photos, expect to see (any day, now) a new product on Autodesk Labs called Child’s Play. This innovative, cloud-based design engine processes images drawn by children and cranks out 3D models to be imported into AutoCAD or Revit.
We've had a team of PhDs in our Shanghai R&D centre spending man-years implementing cutting-edge algorithms that can effectively take any simple line drawing - irrespective of your child's ability with a pen - and create a 3D model of a house meeting local building standards. Quite an achievement, I'm sure you'll agree.
We’ve started with the building industry, but I can certainly see this technology being adapted to the design of cars, planes and even space-craft.
Harness the talents of the next generation! Reduce your labour costs! 3D modelling is now Child’s Play!