Wow. That’s the first word that entered my mind watching the incredible 3D creation software ‘3-sweep’ in action, software that can automatically model and texture the items in your standard photographs with nothing more than a few basic shape commands. At first glance it seems unreal that something like this actually exists, but delving deeper you can see how the mixture of Photoshop style magic wand tools and z-depth assumptions can quickly calculate where the rest of the object ‘probably’ is.

It’s still a bit rough and dirty at this point, and I doubt this is ever going to replace the critical eye of a professional skilled 3D modeller, but one can already see the possibilities of something this versatile and well………magical.

Watch the jaw-dropping video below of ‘3-sweep’ in action (skip forward to 1:00 for when it really starts to get interesting):