A friend (waves at Roland!) excitedly showed me a new app called Fyuse that allows you to scan objects and create interactive 3D photos of them.
For ages I have been increasingly unhappy with flat photos of really complex origami models and this tool seems to solve that problem, so long as the lighting is ok.
Unlike panorama software where you pan scenery and it stitches a long photo into a surround-scape, with Fyuse you focus on the object, moving the camera around it.
You can change the camera angle and do other things to enhance the photo but it is pretty neat – I will definitely experiment with it more.
If viewing this page on a mobile device, tilt and the images move with you in a sort of augmented reality sort of a way – otherwise drag with your mouse pointer to view these models for all sorts of angles.
I like that you can use a flash, move the model as you pan and that it allows you to see the nooks and crannies that would otherwise not be represented in a conventional flat photo