How about software that can transform any 2D image into 3D? That’s just one of the many programs you’ll see demonstrated in this feature. Hit the jump to view them all.

2D Transformed

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new method of converting a single 2D image into a 3D scene.

The transformation is accomplished by teaching the computer to spot visual cues to differentiate horizontal and vertical surfaces in outdoor scenes. For example, the sky is always blue and cars will likely be resting on flat grounds

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T.E.D.D.Y.

T.E.D.D.Y. is an innovative “Java-Applet Drawing Program that takes the 2D images you draw and renders them in 3D.”

The alogrithm adds shading according to the strokes and connections between the lines. This is truly a cool program for anyone and everyone

Morphable Face Model

We have seen the future of CG, and it’s amazing. Created by Volker Blantz, this 3D morphable face can be transformed just about any number of ways, using the custom software.