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REPLICATE - Creating a world in 3D with a smartphone

News date: 
Wednesday, 30 March, 2016

Imagine yourself in a square, taking a picture with your smartphone and getting not just a ‘flat’ 2D picture you can send to your friends, but also an immersive 3D model of the buildings you have just captured. Once back home, you could project the three-dimensional image into a room, enter this digital world and then change, disassemble and assemble it like virtual pieces of a construction set.This may sound like science fiction but it is one of the possible scenarios opened by the development of the technologies of REPLICATE (cReative-asset harvEsting PipeLine to Inspire Collective-AuThoring and Experimentation), the European scientific project coordinated by Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trento. The countless developments will range from architecture to art, entertainment and, in general, technological services based on smart media, customized according to the expectations of users.