App development studio Dekko aims to blur the line separating the real world and the blocky surreality of Minecraft
, an upcoming iOS app that allows users to import 3D objects into Minecraft
and render them as in-game sculptures.
Dekko team member portemantho details
the app's creation on Reddit, explaining that it uses technology originally built for the augmented reality racing game Tabletop Speed
. The app uses an iPhone or iPad's camera to scan a 3D object, then "cubifies" the results using existing block types within Minecraft
. Enterprising hackers previously produced similar results using Kinect
DekkoScan has been submitted to Apple for approval, and should appear in the App Store shortly.