Convert 2D photos into 3D prints with 3DEFY

Image processing is making leaps and bounds as processors shrink and cloud computing takes off. It’s gotten to the point where depth can be extrapolated from single-shot photos; it takes some fancy algorithms and intense calculations, but programs can simulate/predict shapes, textures, and colors of occluded areas of a photograph. In other words, software makes a very educated guess that the blue sky will continue to be blue behind people, and the backs of heads will be round and have hair that’s of similar color and texture as what’s visible. With relative size and distance approximations, depth can also be determined. The new service 3DEFY does some version of this to generate 3D printable images from ordinary photos. Continue reading “Convert 2D photos into 3D prints with 3DEFY”