|3d object made from pictures.|
All you need is a still object / subject, a smartphone (iPhone and Android should do fine) or upload pictures from your camera directly. Autodesk then submits the the pictures to its cloud computing service which stitches them into 3d objects. It does a pretty good job of it, provided you have enough photos with multiple angles. Check out this 123d catch along with many other 3d tools for free here: www.123dapp.com.
The cool thing is Autodesk provides you with multiple tools that allow you to edit, tweak and print 3d objects into a physical form. Makes me wonder what these pioneering companies have in store for the future.