Grasping reality for all
Chapter 1: Introduction
Author: Monica Miller Rodgers, December 2016
For months prior to Autodesk University 2016 in Las Vegas this fall, Leica Geosystems and Autodesk were keeping big news under lock and key. From redacted documents to secret codes, whatever the announcement proclaimed it was sure to rock the industry.
When the big reveal did come amid an audience of hundreds of curious professionals, the news did not disappoint.
Words like “genius”, “game changing” and “impressed” were just a few of the sentiments. João Rocha tweeted, “Reality Capture was never as easy as now. The future has arrived.” So what was this epic technology?