With no shortage of ingenuity, 3D video expert Oliver Kreylos managed to transplant his entire body into a virtual reality environment using three Microsoft Kinects and an Oculus Rift. It's a little fuzzy, but it's easy to recognize what he's really done. He's created a Holodeck—or something close to it.
I support everything Pixar—well, everything other than Cars that is. So this early, early footage of a 3D hand from 1972, which was made by Ed Catmull, Pixar co-founder, and Fred Parke, is just so, so awesome.
The next best thing to surfing in Hawaii? Probably surfing somewhere else. The best thing after that? Watching people surf in Hawaii in 3D. The people are more beautiful, the waves are sicker and Hawaii makes 3D actually sorta cool.
You can put 3D on all the kiddie movies and cartoons you want. Me? I'll take my third dimension with a healthy dose of bullet shells and giant rims. Oh, and make it slow-motion, if you don't mind. Like this!
If you're immersing yourself in 3D world, you don't want that world to be anything like our own, right? Because then you could just go outside! Instead, dive deep into this beautifully dystopian city in the sky.
If two intense hours of Tron in 3D seems like a bit much, maybe spending a few minutes with some three-dee fishies is more your speed. This clip, shot at the Georgia Aquarium, is the perfect bite-sized 3D treat.
In this corner: a man-sized bunny with a heart of gold and abundant Navy SEAL training. In the opposing: three nondescript forest rodents of pure, butterfly-bopping malevolence. It's a rumble you'll remember, and it all takes place in glorious 3D.
If Oliver Kreylos' Kinect 3D video capture work was amazing already, his hack to use two Kinects to eliminate shadows and fully capture reality in 3D space is just crazy.
Ron and Amy Jo Proctor at Weber State Universe 3D have created a "low cost apparatus for capturing stereoscopic video". I was sold at apparatus and the total cost: Only $250. Here's the shopping list.
The Ikonoskop A-cam3D is a 1080p three-dimensional video camera that seems to have been stolen from Han Solo's Welcome to Hoth backpack. There's not a lot of information about it, but the first specs look very good:
One cross-eyed Googler has been spending his 20% on a 3D video display system for YouTube, which is open for experimentation/testing/goofing off right now.