Real-time 3D reconstruction
Recent technologies has made it extremely possible to scan an object in real life into the 3d digital space in real time. One of the software that enables such a task to be performed is ReconstructMe!
All we need is the Kinect and this software!
Here are some videos:
These are excellent for speeding up the modeling process in digital animation, where we would only need to fix mesh topology. We could after all use it to project details on our model, for example.