ProFORMA – 3D object scanning with a webcam

An interesting research project by the University of Cambridge called ProFORMA shows how to easily scan an object with only a webcam (that only sees in 2D). It’s not perfect yet but it sure is promising, and could be a 3d scanners killer.

You can still create your own 3D scanner with a webcam and a laser.

You May Also Like


  1. Looks fantastic, results are very promising.
    Even if it will not guarantee 100% accurate 3D model re-creation, this technology will be really great for markerless AR.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *