Quick, easy, 3D model from 2D flickr images

This group can build a 3D model from millions of flickr images from any city/location/public restroom. Amazing!

Scholars at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a method for creating 3D models of pretty much anything in pretty much no time.

Using a sexy algorithm and the millions of photographs available from Flickr, the team can create a sophisticated three-dimensional model on a single personal computer in under a day.

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