A friend forwarded me that article which is not only interesting reading because this is about new Autodesk technologies ;) - but it brings a real value in the design and the entertainment fields. I see this as a nice extension of the Kinect mesh / pointcloud capabilities but with more flexibility since you only need a camera.
Here Todd Blatt was using 123dCatch, but you could get better results using the Autodesk ReCap (currently in final Beta 3 phase). The results you can get from ReCap Photo are generally much better that 123D Catch, which is completely logical, given the fact it’s a tool that’s targeted at the professional market which works with higher resolution imagery.
Here is a more detailed comparaison post on both 123d catch and ReCap from my colleague and friend Kean.