3D printing is getting more accessible and affordable and the Shapematic app is further evidence of the trend.
Italian developers Floaty have created the app to turn a series of images taken on your smartphone from different angles into a 3D model.
Its capturing and reconstruction software works with iPhones from 4 and up and iPads and doesn’t need to go via a server to process the image into a model.
The raw material doesn’t have to be a series of stills, it could also be a video you’ve already taken. Once you have your model, you can geotag the location and add notes, request a 3D print of your model and share it using Facebook, Twitter or email.
The app is a tasty prospect for makers or anyone looking to get into 3D printing but needs real world ideas about what to print.