Normally, creating a 3D model of an object is time consuming work that requires an expert hand. Not so with this new trick developed by Microsoft's Interactive Visual Media Group. With this, all you need is a handful of casual photos.
The application takes up to 40 photos that you take around an object and use them to build a detailed 3D model, one that you can spin around and check out from whatever angle you want. It's a pretty neat trick, and certainly the easiest way yet to take something from the real world and create a realistic digital representation of it.