ItSeez is claiming to have reinvented photography with its mobile 3D scanner app ItSeez3D.
The app itself is free (for now!), but you'll need an iPad and a sensor that clips on the tablet's camera lens to start capturing images in 3D. When you do, the results are uncanny.
By circling around your subject – or photographing the entire room if you want a model of that – ItSeez3D and the sensor captures the detail with inferred precision. Then using the Cloud for all the tech heavy-lifting, creates a mesh and adds full colour textures to produce a 3D model.
You can then make a 3D print of your model or import it into Autodesk's AutoCAD. Once the software options widen, this could make a far bigger impact on the way professionals as well as hobbyists use the technology.
Just imagine seeing something on the move – the perfect model for a character you're working on, or an intricate piece of metalwork to feature in an environment – whipping out your iPad, then working on a detailed model of it moments later on your PC!
The main cost here is the sensors themselves – so far either a Structure Sensor or a iSense work with the app, both at around £350. That is, of course, if you already have an iPad 4, iPad Air, or iPad mini with Retina display (iOS7 & 8).
But we advise you keep an eye on this little app, as it becomes compatable with more hardware and software.