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BBC turns away from 3D

Published in Studio & Broadcast

The BBC have announced they are going to “suspend 3D programming for an indefinite period due to a lack of public appetite for the technology”

Researchers at Hewlett Packards laboratories in California have demonstrated a prototype of a 3D display that needs no glasses and is small enough to be incorporated in a moble phone

Following on from the impressive demo that Nvidia showed last week, the BBC have made a report about the technology being used to create digital likenesses of actors in Hollywood 

It's not easy to make a photo-realistic animation of an eye, but this proves that it can be done - complete with peach-fluff!

The BBC have put online a simple little video explaining how their election graphics work, or sometimes don't 

The human face is surely one of the most challenging objects to animate realistically. To make it look completely real takes a very special kind of talent

Graphics and design in animation

Published in Post & VFX

 We see a lot of excellent 3D work. Some of it is ultra-realistic, and some is incredibly stylised. It all depends on what the production calls for

This is a product that I wouldn't normally look at. Binoculars for me are purely optical devices and while they're useful, of course, sometimes, they're not something I pay much attention to. So it was with a mild feeling of indifference that I watched this video. But then it dawned on me that the whole industry should be looking at this new Sony product

An amazing glimpse into the (cartoon) future.

Published in Post & VFX

Futurama is about as 2D as a skillfully drawn cartoon can be. But seeing a visualisation of it in 3D is breathtaking!

Making 3D TV Popular: An Olympian Task

Published in Business

James Mathers, Cinematographer and President of the Digital Cinema Society, writes about the state of 3DTV in the Post London Olympic era

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