Released in 2011, the Kinect Fusion for windows has just gotten an update. It can now make 3D models on your computer! These models can be used for many things such as augmented reality. It could also take 3D measurements.
It works by taking a lot of pictures and depth readings, then modeling them into a 3D model. It provides much more detail than if it would have just taken one picture. You can make a model of the whole room you are standing in, just by moving the sensor around.
The future of special effects will probably be impacted!!