updated 11:10 am EDT, Tue August 12, 2008
Following its announcement of Maya 2009, Autodesk has revealed two more apps in development for October, Stitcher Unlimited and ImageModeler. Each is based on software formerly developed by REALVIZ; the former lets users generate panoramas and wide-angle shots by merging photos, and has been upgraded with a "fully" automatic engine, as well as high dynamic range (HDR) compositing, support for Photoshop, and croppable rendering areas.
ImageModeler is used to produce 3D objects based on 2D images, and in the 2009 edition has a new calibration engine, capable of creating models and scenes based on multiple photos and panoramas. People can now also perform 3D measurements from within the software, and run texture-mapping in a single-click process. The program additionally features better support of apps like Maya, AutoCAD, 3DS Max and Photoshop.
A Mac version of Stitcher Unlimited should sell for approximately $350, but ImageModeler is only expected in a Windows edition to start with, at a price of $995.