Creating a 3d image capable of rotation

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Some years ago I saw a stunning graphic application about creation of a 3D human
head starting from only two pictures ot
he same head, the first taken by front, the second taken by side.
This program were able to create a 3d image on the head, that you could rotate
in the three axis using the mouse.
I wonder if this program could be used for other objects, too.
Do you know how is it possible to find it? I have googled without results. Thank

Re: Creating a 3d image capable of rotation

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Sorry, I don't know where to find that program. How did it know what the
back of your head looked like?

For your cakes, a better approach than stereo photography (or any kind
of photography) might be to build a 3D model of the cake in a CAD

Once you've got the model you can turn it into an interactively
rotatable 3D scene with Java or Flash, or you can make a much
nicer-looking pre-animated version that just rotates or something
rendered with ray-tracing.

A photograph only records one 2D projection of something (unless it's a
hologram). From multiple photographs clever programs can attempt to
reconstruct something 3D but you should get better much results just
starting from a 3D model in the first place, especially as your cakes
are essentially aggregates of ideal geometric shapes.

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