New Laser Projector Makes 3D Images That Hang In Mid-Air

Maybe the solution to touchscreen displays that don't get washed out in direct sunlight is to skip the screen altogether. Researchers at Aerial Burton are working to perfect a new kind of display technology that uses lasers to produce 3D pixelated images that appear to hang in mid-air and are still visible no matter… » 10/29/14 8:56am Yesterday 8:56am

I just can't believe that nothing in this video is real

Despite being four years old, this 60-second spot for a brand of kitchen countertops is still some of the best, most realistic 3D I've ever seen. It's not only the perfect produce falling in slow motion—it's everything. The fruit, the tomatoes, the bits of quartz, the stones, the gas, the vitroceramic. Everything. » 10/27/14 1:15am Monday 1:15am

The making of Futurama 3D is even cooler than the original video

If you were wowed by the stunning version of the Futurama intro in photorealistic 3D, you will be equally amazed by the incredible amount of work that artist Alexy Sakharov put into it using 3ds Max, Nuke, Photoshop and After Effects. The amount of detail that you can barely see in the final product is stunning. » 8/13/14 4:56pm 8/13/14 4:56pm

Free Photo Editing Software Lets You Manipulate Objects in 3D

Impressive as they may be, Photoshop tricks are a little bit trite. But what if those same sorts of mind-bending manipulations came to life in 3D, allowing you to change the story of a photograph? Well, a new photo editing tool from some of the nation's top computer scientists lets you do just that. The best part is,… » 8/06/14 10:26am 8/06/14 10:26am

This render is so realistic that you might think mermaids are real

The guys at Lightfarm Studios tell the classic impossible love story between a mermaid and a human in this impressive 3D composition. Everything but the model—the corals, the diver, the tail of the mermaid, the shipwreck—is made in 3D. I could spend hours watching these guys work. NSFW-ish. » 8/04/14 7:33pm 8/04/14 7:33pm

A Dome Packed With 480 Cameras Captures Detailed 3D Images In Motion

If you've ever watched behind-the-scenes footage of a film with extensive visual effects, you've probably seen actors wearing ping-pong ball covered motion capture suits bringing digital characters to life. But researchers at Carnegie Mellon have come up with a better way to capture 3D motion that can be implemented… » 7/21/14 10:16am 7/21/14 10:16am

If You Still Care About 3D, the Xbox One is Getting 3D Blu-ray Support

If you are one of that rare breed of AV fanatics that has both a 3D TV and a selection of 3D Blu-rays, Microsoft's next update for the Xbox One is just for you. The next firmware update for the console will bring with it support for 3D Blu-ray playback, potentially removing the need for one more box under your telly. » 7/21/14 5:12am 7/21/14 5:12am

Futurama in photorealistic 3D is absolutely stunning

Whoa. Artist Alexy Zakharov re-imagined the world of Futurama in 3D and transformed the cartoon into a complete stunner. It makes me want to watch a movie version of Futurama set in this world right now. Hell, it makes me want to cryogenically freeze myself so I can live in this world when I wake up. » 7/15/14 7:46pm 7/15/14 7:46pm

Here's the 4K IMAX Camera That's Going to Make 3D Movies Awesome Again

If you thought 3D movies were only a fad that has already come and gone for good, think again. IMAX cameras have been used to shoot 3D films and documentaries for decades now, including immersive content for theme park rides. And the company has just revealed a new fully integrated dual 65mm 4K digital 3D camera that… » 6/13/14 12:30pm 6/13/14 12:30pm

See Your City Like a Hazy Point Cloud from Another Dimension

We saw last month that data sets hidden in Google Street View can be extracted to create immersive 3D point clouds that make every city look like a holograph. Inspired by that work—by designer Gonzalez Vivo—Callum Prentice has mocked up an interactive version, a Google Street View search that shows you any available… » 5/09/14 10:00am 5/09/14 10:00am

This Clever Newspaper Ad Hides a 3D Kitchen in the Classifieds

As far as newspaper ads go, the classifieds are an especially boring section of tiny text and identically spaced columns. But it doesn't always have to be so! This ingenious little ad for Corona's kitchens by Colombia-based designer Felipe Salazar plays with the geometry of classified ads. An entire kitchen, complete… » 4/08/14 2:40pm 4/08/14 2:40pm

Train for Surgery Using Immersive 3D Holograms of Corpses

Computer-generated models are starting to let researchers and students peer into the body without needing a real human stretched out before them. Virtual dissection tables have been built at places like Stanford and the University of Calgary. Now, University of Michigan computer scientists and biologists have taken… » 4/07/14 2:40pm 4/07/14 2:40pm