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Think you don't need 3D? Watch this!

Published in Technology & Computing

 

Sometimes - and especially with sports action shots - however remarkable the footage, it just doesn't feel you you're there!

Following on from our post about Microsofts Illumiroom technology it seems the BBC are also working on a technology to surround you with images 

A team of physicists from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh has developed a laser-based technology that can take millimetre-precise 3D images up to a kilometre away from an object.

New technology from 3D-4U Inc. makes its debut at Washington State University’s Martin Stadium. And it may be headed to a screen near you.

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!

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

Blender: Jack of all trades, but in a good way!

Published in Post & VFX

Anyone working with digital tools today has a wide choice of applications for specialized tasks. An office suite consists of a program for writing text, one for spreadsheets, presentations, a database etc. For a VFX workflow you might use a tool for tracking, one for compositing, one for editing, various tools for simulations and specialized applications for modelling, sculpting, texturing and animation. RedShark contributor and Blender expert Gottfried Hoffmann reports

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

 We're getting tantalisingly close to crossing the uncanny valley - the chasm between what we can create with our very best CGI efforts and what we actually see in reality

Updated MODO debuts from The Foundry

Published in Post & VFX

Not only has The Foundry released a new version of its well-regarded 3D content creation application, MODO, but it has also announced a partnership deal with the MakerBot 3D printing platform.

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