LucasFilm and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) chose Prime Focus (Los Angeles, USA) to convert Star Wars Episode 1 into 3D using the Prime Focus "View-D" proprietary process.
Big Head Games (Kingston-upon-Thames, UK) just sent over some REALLY cool news . Developed in tandem with Korean tech firm Floorpali, Big Head Games has come up with a breakthrough technology that will allow iPad and iPhone owners to experience ‘glasses free’ 3D gaming right on there existing iDevices. Big Head Games’ system consists merely of a thin, durable clear film that goes over the screen of your device and a supporting SDK.
Emotion3D (Vienna, Austria) won the tender for the prestigious BMW deal with an efficient software solution for editing 3D films. Using the software solution, BMW literally enabled emotion3D to land its first commercial success by editing its new commercial for the BMW X3.
The revolutionary tools in emotion3D’s Stereoscopic Suite X1, for example, facilitate compositing shot material, editing the depth script, and finishing for different targets (e.g. cinema, home theater, laptops and glasses-free 3D displays).
Stergen (Israel), a strategic partner of VizRT (Norway) announces its “killer app” Stergen Live for live 2D to 3D conversion at Vizrt’s booth (#SL5408) at the 2011 NAB show (11-14 April 2011).
M-3DI is a new standard being jointly developed by the two companies for 3D active-shutter eyewear products. Of course, both have a vested interest. Panasonic is a manufacturer of 3D TVs and Blu-ray 3D products, while XPAND 3D makes 3D eyewear.