Convert your image into 3D model: FAQs
I cannot see the 3-D model. What plugins do I need?
We currently support Adobe Shockwave and VRML viewers. You can also see pre-rendered movie in Flash.
Download Adobe Shockwave from here. For viewing VRMLs, we suggest Cortona plugin for Windows, and this for Linux. Takes less than a minute to install. For Intel Mac users, try Instant Reality player.
We also provide a link to download the VRML; you can use any 3-D design software to view modify it. (There are free software that you can use to convert vrml to other formats, such as 3DS.)
How does it work?
Our software uses a breakthrough technology in machine learning to learn depth from a single image and estimate its 3-d structure. Click here for more details.
Can I get stereoscopic images from a single image?
Yes, you can.
Since you have a 3d model, it is fairly easy to take two snapshots. While we plan to automatically generate stereoscopic images, you can go ahead and experiment yourself by taking screenshots from different viewpoints.
I would be interested to know your thoughts on this. Feel free to email me.
Can I use the 3d model for free?
Yes, you can!
You can download the 3-d model, do whatever you want to do with it. Or use our embed link to put the 3d image in your social network profile, or in your blog. Share your pictures with your friends and family. (It would be nice if you mention "Make3D" in your blog.)
One of the images on your website is copyrighted, inappropriate, etc, and should be removed.
We are sorry. Please email us (at email@example.com) the link to the image, and reason why it should be removed; we will remove it from our database.
Also, if an image violates Stanford policies (e.g., sexual harrassment policy), please let us know by email, and we will remove the image.
I want to make a 3d model of the image, but I do not want to make it public.
The use of pictures on Make3d follows: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 unported license, i.e., your picture could be used by others (including Make3d) for non-commercial use as long as the users credit your name.
(a) I uploaded an image; where is my 3-d model?
(b) Your website gave crappy results on my image.
Our algorithm is in a research phase, and has only one computer (most of the times overloaded) available on it. As soon as your image is converted to a 3-d flythrough, you will be sent an email.
Our algorithm is from a research phase of Nov 2006, and works best on landscape style scenes. A newer version is coming soon.
If you see "standy" for your image --- please wait, our servers might be overloaded.
Can you give us your code?
Download code from here. It is free for non-commercial applications.
We want to use your technology / service for a commercial application.
Please send us an email, and see this.
If you are unsure in what way Make3D technology / service could help you in your particular application, we would be happy to spend time over email/telephone to figure it out with you. The Make3D single-image-to-3d-web-service is one particular application; the actual technology behind Make3D is a "enabling" one, and can help in various applications ranging from enabling photosharing websites to add another dimension to their photos for free, improving stereovision, real-estate 360 panoramas, etc.
I have some suggestions for you.
They are invited!
Please send us an email (make3d at cs dot stanford dot edu).