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Video Trace: 3D Models from Video

VideoTrace is a system for interactively generating realistic 3D models of objects from video. The user interacts with VideoTrace by tracing the shape of the object to be modelled over one or more frames of the video.

By interpreting the sketch drawn by the user in light of 3D information obtained from computer vision techniques, a small number of simple 2D interactions can be used to generate a realistic 3D model.

In many ways the system is similar to the sadly demised CANOMA but with video, the movie below provides a good insight into how Video Trace works:

By way of simple comparison with CANOMA below is a movie we created some 8 years ago from a postcard - if we had the video capability it would of provided a similar output to Video Trace:

A version of CANOMA but from video is an intriguing step forward - if this can be semi-automated then low end rapid capture of city models could be round the corner.

You can find out more about Video Trace via their main page.


  1. Jimmie6:38 PM

    1:32 = jawdropping

  2. Anonymous9:52 PM

    jaw-dropping maybe...They'll get swallowed up cheap by some big company and VideTrace will forever be known as Autodesk Auto3d or something silly like that...And retail at a squillion dollars.
    Why are academics always so bad at releasing to the community/general public: Are they working as a private company or a publicly funded enterprise?
    Sorry, I'm a cynic...

  3. hello very nice tutorial it looks like a cool program to learn and use.

    saw were can you buy the program or were can you download

    I cand faind it is that really the name
    Video trace?

    ok thanks


  4. bombey6:01 PM

    I tryed to seoarch on google for download but all i found is: "If you are interested in this commercial development, or would like to be place on the mailing list so you can be notified of further developments and particularly the release of the final version please email "

  5. Anonymous10:00 PM

    @those who wish to buy/download the product

    It says on their website that they are not publicly releasing yet.

  6. were do i download it from???

  7. Anonymous10:17 PM

    you can always torrent it :)

  8. Anonymous5:00 AM

    no you can't because it isn't on any of the nets

  9. Anonymous1:29 AM

    This is Fake you guys they develop this video from other 3d software as a marketing ploy to bring attention and possibly funds to their shitty operation. Microsoft did the same thing when they were starting promising something they didnt have.

  10. Hello guise, could you please tell me who I can download Videotrace software?

  11. Anonymous7:56 PM

    right now videotrace is not publicly open yet only beta testers are using it. if u want to download it go to their websight and sighn up to become a beta tester and u can download it in a cupple days after they conferm you

  12. Anonymous12:15 PM

    Where can i download it?

  13. Anonymous7:08 AM

    How to Download this software....this software false and fake.So please tell me how to download this software.......hmm

    no idia ??????