3D/VR/AR/360°

3D TV by 2010

Toshiba has a new flat screen 3D display system which they are pushing to enter the videogame arcade business and then on to 3D TV by 2010: Toshiba plans to bring colour 3D displays to video game arcades late next year — and there’ll be no need to don special goggles. The company will market…

3D Round Three . . .
. . . anaglyph or polarized?

While the upcoming 3D revolution sounds exciting, 3D Round Three: This time, it’s digital, this doesn’t sound so promising: Theatergoers still have to wear those familiar cardboard glasses with red-and-blue cellophane, although backers of the new technology say it doesn’t cause the eyestrain common with past 3D efforts. I really hope they’re not actually going…

IMAX converting 2D to True 3D

More 3D goodness . . . IMAX converting 2D to 3D movies. 3D is back. The Hollywood Reporter says Imax Corporation is planning to launch a new technology that would allow movie-makers to convert any two-dimensional film into Imax’s three-dimensional environment. Last winter the company’s 3D version of “The Polar Express” was a hit, setting…

3D Movies closer than you think!

George Lucas and John Cameron are demonstrating digital & 3D movies in a major development that looks really really beyond koolness. Using Texas Instruments DLP Products, March 15, 2005 . . . see this: Texas Instruments today announced it will unveil the future of digital cinema and 3D movies at ShoWest, the largest annual convention…

Polar Express IMAX 3D . . . kool!

Last Sunday, we went to Miramar shopping mall/complex in Taipei with a slew of friends and their kids to go to IMAX and see Polar Express in 3D! Wow and double wow! I have been waiting to see this film with eager anticipation ever since folks on my various 3D photography discussion lists began buzzing…

IMAX Taipei

Kaye, Lorraine, and I went to the opening of the new IMAX screen in Taipei . . . Friday night . . . it was great. Really great. The screen is huge, really huge. Unfortunately, the film was dubbed in Chinese. All the signs and posters are in English and there is nothing posted about…

Harrison Ford in 3D

This is interesting . . . Harrison Ford slims down for 3D role . . . just a rumor but as Cameron et al invented the 3D camera system used on the Titanic documentary and for Spy Kids 3D, we’re hopeful. Movie star Harrison Ford is in talks to star in James Cameron’s new epic,…

Stereovision

Ilkka Kalliomäki has created a wonderful demonstration of stereovision. Use the same technique to look at this as you would a Magic Eye illustration. Look at the two “R” letters at the bottom of the page and let your eyes relax and drift so that there are four symbols. Allow the middle two to merge…