Mindblowing, a European firm, has created a 3D hologram of a cityscape using AutoCAD. The design offers a 360 degree image of the buildings without the use of any 3D glasses. The technology has been coined “ZScape” by the company and was developed by Zebra Imaging.
The visuals look incredible, but if you’re interested in the ramifications this design could have, it’s going to cost you a pretty penny. It could obviously become an important business tool for those in the project management or architectural design arenas, but with the cost of creation, it may take a little while before we’ll be seeing these holograms on a regular basis.
Understanding how the design interacts with the eye is exciting, however, as we’ll likely see a push to start developing the technology with moving pictures. This should give us holographic sports, movies, and gaming, which will definitely fulfill the fantasies of many. Well, I’m just letting my hopes run away with me here, but you get the idea, right? Take a peek at the video, and see the hologram for yourself. Pretty cool stuff, in our opinion…
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There’s no doubt that we are watching a heavyweight title bout when it comes to supremacy in the 3D world. With LG and Samsung trading uppercuts regarding passive and active 3D technology, it’s hard to predict just where this thing is going to finish up. But, Samsung’s recent announcement that they’ll be making active 3D glasses much cheaper, there’s no doubt that this is about to get real interesting.
The new SSG-3100GB 3D glasses will be selling for $50 a pop starting May 1st. This is a huge markdown considering that these glasses once sold for $130. And, to ensure that people are sticking with the active 3D and not defecting to the passive 3D side, all of Samsung’s 3D 2011 HDTVs will come with 2 pairs.
This is undoubtedly a response to LG’s ads that show just how expensive the active shutter 3D technology can be. By focusing on price points, the company is making a power play to re-direct the market. If this occurs, plenty of development costs could fly out the window for Samsung. But, when you’re the big dog on the block, you don’t give up your position easily. Expect this fight to rage for at least the rest of the year. Have you tried both? If not, give it a shot, but remember to keep your eyes peeled…nobody’s sure where this is going to end.
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If you think 3D technology is meant only for the entertainment industry like television, movies and games then you will be surprised to know that even education industry is interested in 3D technology and using it to make the teaching interesting for students.
The students of biology class learned their work in the 3D enabled projectors with the help of 3D glasses. If you check the reaction of the student then you will come to know that they are quite happy with the 3D teaching. Their reactions were positive. Many were thrilled to learn with the help of 3D technology. Teachers as well as students are happy with the way difficult topics can be explained in it.
Unfortunately, this is possible only for a few well funded schools of developed countries. They can expect those 3D images in their palms also within next few years but many developing countries cannot afford this and will have to work on the old systems only. For them these new technologies can only be in the books and they still need to only imagine the difficult concept from the text book.
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There is no reason why you cannot enjoy a 3D movie and be stylish at the same time. Armani Group has made an announcement of 3D glasses. These glasses are compatible with the kind of 3D glasses that are used in movie theatres.
This 3D glasses, known as 3DV 001 AX is unisex in nature. It has black metal templates that are shiny and sleek as well as crystal gray plastic. These glasses are designed in such a manner that it would provide a whole new dimension to 3D movie viewing. They are also coated in order to reduce glare, blue light, scattered light and distortion. All these factors would help you provide better picture quality.
The glasses also sport the trademark Armani logo on the right hand side corner. You can have the 3D Armani glasses for just $58.00. These glasses are available at all Armani Exchange Stores in the United States as well as on their official website.
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Ok, so maybe the title led you to believe that you should rock these new specs while out on the beach, but we really can’t substantiate that claim. In fact, no one’s really claiming that. Instead, we’re taking a look at the Vuzix Wrap 1200 3D specs and how much better they look than the disposable jobs you get at your local Cineplex. But, there’s more to these puppies than meets the eye. In fact, they simulate a 75-inch 3D viewing screen directly in the lenses.
Imagine sitting on an airplane and enjoying a 3D flick without a screen anywhere in sight. This is some Strange Days stuff right here. You’ll be getting 852 x 480-pixel mini-monitors that deliver 16:9 visuals directly to the glasses. With an iPhone port, you’ll be streaming content from your handheld device which only heightens the convenience.
From 2D to 3D content, you’ll be able to view anaglyph or side-by-side formats, which should further expand your options. The Vizix Wrap 1200’s use a pair of AA batteries to deliver up to 3 hours of viewing. Though they seem incredible, there’s definitely something to consider: they’re going to cost you around $500…yikes…
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The Oakley 3D glasses have got their nod of approval from the RealD officially. The first Oakley 3D glasses were released in 2008. Now all over the globe audience can give complement to Oakley 3D glasses for providing the 3D entertainment experience. With the certification in the theater the 3D glasses were exclusively used by dozens of people. Everyone will enjoy the 3D movies in theater with the stylish Oakley 3D certified glasses. They can even use the same 3D glasses when they are watching 3D videos at home too. The Oakley glasses are now popular since more people are using it.
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Nothing makes fierce competitors hold hands and sing campfire songs like giving them a common enemy, and in this case, that enemy is passive 3D technology. We’ve long known that Sony, Samsung, and Panasonic are avid active 3D pushers, but now they’ve announced that they have a new standard when it comes to 3D specs. Through a deal with Xpand, three of the largest tech companies in the world are setting up the industry for complete active 3D adoption. Will it work? This should be interesting…
LG is actually the biggest competitor that Samsung has, so it’s not surprising to see them as part of this initiative. They’ve long been pushing the passive 3D technology as being “just as good” as the active renditions and cite that the active 3D glasses are much more expensive. What does this “Active 3D Coalition” mean to you? Basically, it means that the prices will likely stay the same but compatibility will become much more efficient. Essentially, you can drop by a friend’s house and use another’s platforms glasses, as the technology will start getting consistent.
We won’t start seeing a change in the market of 3D glasses until next year, but I’ll be stunned if there isn’t an answer from the passive 3D community. LG won’t let this shot go unreciprocated, so look for a retaliation and some more mud-slinging from our 3D giants. Honestly, this entire things has been a blast to watch, and while I do see some differences between active and passive 3D technology, the price tags definitely come into play!
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You love 3D, don’t you? I mean, with the exception of the annoying glasses, everything that comes in 3D just seems to be revolutionary these days. Now, when it comes to tablets or devices using iOS, you can get the glasses-free 3D experience with a simple download. iPads and iPhones won’t be the same once you install this software that tracks your viewing angle, giving you everything you feel is lacking in our handhelds, these days.
The included videos showcases just how well the application works, and honestly, we were pretty impressed. Nothing is going to jump off of the screen, mind you, but in the end, you’ll have the depth that so many 2D screens simply can’t offer at the moment. Continued development with “Head-Coupled Perspective” should further the 3D advancement, so expect this to mark the beginning of another leap in the visual technology.
The application uses a monocular display, but when the application is paired with a stereoscopic rendition, the sky could be the limit, according to the app developers. Interested in getting some quality 3D without the use of bulky or expensive glasses? At this point, it seems that reality is only a download away…
So, the big problem with active 3D glasses is that they’re just too bulky and expensive, right? Well, what if you could use them on your active 3D TV? Would that change everything? Samsung thinks so which is why they’re teaming up with RealD and licensing new technology that will allow that to happen. With this, you’ll be able to snag the inexpensive passive 3D specs and use them on your active set. This will definitely alter the game, and honestly, end it.
LG has been arguing the case for passive 3D technology for quite some time. However, the passive screens don’t offer up quite the same visuals that active 3D TVs can. The price is what kept them in the game, but that contingency seems to have been remedied with Samsung’s new union with RealD. How can they do it? The answer isn’t as difficult as one would imagine.
Samsung is basically taking the active shutter technology and adding it to their screens instead of the glasses. We’re still a bit hazy regarding exactly how they will implement this and when we can expect the technology to go live, but with Samsung already leading the pack in terms of 3D technology and sales, this should deliver a crushing blow in the ongoing battles between the two 3D technologies. What’s your opinion on this? Are they making the right move?
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Ian McKellen was seen rocking some 3D specs recently which got us thinking…isn’t there an upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel? Well, we don’t know for sure…ok, we’re kidding, of course there is. Did you really think that we’d be ignorant to that fact? I am a nerd, make no mistake about it, and seeing Gandalf scoping the competition in some 3D shades got me all excited about the The Hobbit’s upcoming release. Sure, we don’t have an exact date, but do we really need one? Just knowing that one’s on the way is enough to have me getting my camping gear ready to camp outside the local cine-plex for oh, say…6 months.
With so many movies being re-released in 3D, you know that we’ll have some Middle Earth war-waging on our hands…or in our laps, if you’ve got the technology. Did you really think that he sat around a hut somewhere smoking his pipe and conjuring up different entities to pass the time? Heck no. I’ll bet he has a 70” 3D plasma with some incredible surround sound in a penthouse somewhere in the Hollywood hills.
But, let’s weigh in on something for fun here…what do you think he’s watching. Is he so vain that he’d be checking out his own mug in 3D? Maybe he’s scoping the latest Miley Cyrus concert? Good lord, we hope not. Instead, I’ll cast my vote and say that he’s watching the incredibly charming, yet horrifically lethal V in V for Vendetta. I’m sure he’s a fan. Cast your votes, and we’ll have a little fun with it. In the meantime, seeing this picture just gets me going…the 3D Lord of the Rings should impress, but The Hobbit…now, that’s going to be epic.
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