Using Microsoft Kinect Hacks for Architectural Modeling and Realtime Motion Capture

This could be quite useful for troubleshooting problems on-site during construction as well. I can imagine a contractor scanning an area in question, enabling the architect to open a 3D model of the structure from a computer back at the office, and being able to rotate and orbit around the model to better understand it’s context, then suggesting solutions by mapping additional 3D information into the model, or folding it into the project’s Building Information Model and doing a differential comparison to find possible solutions.

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