vanarbulax wrote:The one thing which I really want done is some kind of universal katamari system which could either analyze 2d images or 3d shapes and turn it into an object which could be rolled up by katamari. I want to just load Multiwinia or Half-life 2 and be able to run around the world rolling up objects. That's my pointless and not-going to happen idea anyway, but if it is achieved I will declare the apex of human civilization.
I've seen a software that can extract 3d models from 2d photos, with some guidance, so that might not be that hard. I remember that they extracted the Sidney Opera House, and on a smaller simpler scale, a van. They did a cgi mixed with real footage from that, then. If I find the link, I'll post it here.