Autodesk, the 3D design, engineering and entertainment software provider has recently made free public beta its all in one, end-to-end solution for converting any reality capture input (photos, scans) into the high resolution 3D digital mesh replicas.

Project Memento which graduated from Autodesk Labs to Autodesk Memento Beta allows the captured input to be cleaned up, fixed, and optimized for the Web, mobile or 3D printing / fabrication.

“Memento’s toolkit generates 3D meshes from photos and scans and has smart toolset that helps clean up the meshes, detect and fix mesh errors, and prepare and optimize the generated 3D models for Web publishing, for VR/AR, for further digital use, or for 3D printing,” explains Tatjana Dzambazova  Product Manager, Reality Capture and Digital Fabrication at Autodesk.

Project Memento, now a free cloud-based service is part of the ReCap series, a forefront of Reality Computing with ‘a family of products and services that allows you to easily integrate reality capture data into your design process,’ utilizing laser scans or photographs, thus streamlining the user workflow by turning the real world into as-built 3D data to be used later. The Memento engine is built to handle large models that are the result of converting reality captured data to 3D mesh and optimize them for further use.

It can find use with artists, scientists, heritage experts, archeologists, fashion designers, film-makers, game developers, designers in various disciplines and experts in the medical industry, among others.

People can use it to “digitize artifacts for archiving, restoration, education, for digital story-telling, for creating digital doubles and replicas, as decorative add on in design or as inspiration and start for new design, for testing fit of new designs in existing products and as help when making personalized products.”


(Image credit: Autodesk)

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