Because of 3D TVs, 3D movies and now consumer-level devices that let users generate 3D content, Microsoft has created a phone app that takes multiple pictures of a single object and constructs a smooth 3D model of it. From PopSci:
To make a model, you would walk around an object, snapping overlapping pictures from different angles. Upload them to a server for processing, and the app downloads a 3-D model that you can grab and spin on your phone’s touchscreen. It recreates your view as you walked around, allowing you to see the object from every angle.