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Experimental Software Allows 3D Object Manipulation in 2d Photos

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3D crane, CMU

A 3D photo editing system developed at Carnegie Mellon makes it possible to take a photo of an origami crane and turn it to reveal surfaces hidden from the camera, while maintaining a realistic appearance. The objects shape can be changed, here enabling

Credit: Carnegie Mellon University

The scene in Blade Runner is famous: taking a grainy photo, Rick Deckard zooms, enhances and moves around corners just as you would a 3D space.

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