-an iPad with Autodesk 123D Catch to scan the image into CAD (free download)
*you may use a digital camera & Autodesk 123D Catch for online or PC instead
-Autodesk MeshMixer to massage & patch up the CAD surfaces (free download)
-KeyShotto render: optional (no free download :(
Step 1: 123D Catch the Paper
Step 2: Process the Catch
Step 3: MeshMixer
-you may now save your cleaned up file & render it using other software
-or you may send it to a 3D printer (like a MakerBot) to create a physical representation of your crumpled paper
Step 4: Optional: KeyShot Rendering
Open the OBJ in KeyShot & render.
I envisoned the crumpled paper as a perfume bottle that sprays a scent of copy paper. Who doesn't love the sensual allure of cubicles & spreadsheets?