Until now, creating 3D models of existing environments has usually required time-consuming on-site measurements and extensive CAD knowledge. But now, the new cloud-based Autodesk 123D Catch application allows you to convert multiple digital photographs of an object into a networked 3D model. You can capture buildings from the outside and inside, add relevant natural shapes to the model, or even convert your catalog of physical building models into fully textured 3D CAD models and publish them online, use them for design reviews, or import them into CAD projects.
All you need to do is take photos of the object with a standard digital camera at five to ten degree intervals at different heights, with the target point always in the middle. So for a 360-degree view, you need 40 to 50 images. You can take the photos in portrait, landscape, or both. If possible, avoid taking pictures with a flash, since reflections can affect the quality of the conversion of shiny surfaces