OGLE, is a piece of software that grabs 3D information being displayed on your computer, and outputs it in a way that can be read by other 3D programs. This has an incredibly huge amount of applications, but the developers (a non-profit called Eyebeam OpenLab) have already hit on one of my favorites–turning virtual reality into reality. They used a Dimension 3D printer to create a little model of a world of warcraft character. Just thinking about how many ways this is cool makes my head swim. I’ll bet someone ambitious could even make a pretty penny just churning out personalized models for 3D gamers.
The official announcement (about OGLE) was posted on Eyebeam’s blog.
[via Boing Boing]