Gimpel3D Stereoscopic Conversion Software is Now Opensource
The Gimpel3D source code has been released in open source under the GPL licence and is available on SourceForge.
Developed by René Gimpel, an independent stereoscopic 3D researcher between 2008 and 2011, Gimpel3D is recognized for its advanced modeling features not seen in similar programs (including commercial packages at the time of release). Gimpel3D converts still images and video into stereoscopic 3D using a combination of traditional approaches and a proprietary projective modelling system.
Since the original freeware release, many of the ideas presented in G3D have become standard features in commercial software. As a result, there is no more significant advantage to developing G3D as a stand-alone proprietary solution.
"Moulin Rouge 3D" is a Possibility
According to Entertainment Weekly Radio, Baz Luhrmann is more than interested in converting his 2001 blockbuster "Moulin Rouge" to stereoscopic 3D format.
It seems that Luhrmann, "Great Gatsby" director, is convinced that 2D-to-3D conversion is now mature enough. He added "I think in a strange way I was trying to make a 3D movie" speaking about "Moulin rouge".
Man of Steel, A 3D Conversion Legend 3D May be Proud Of
Legend3D, the innovative stereoscopic 3D and VFX company founded by Barry Sandrew, converted Man of Steel in its entirety into 3D. They worked closely with Zack Snyder and the Warner Bros. team to create a 3D experience that enhanced Zack Snyder's visual narrative in an engaging way, using their proprietary conversion technology and more than 300 artists.
World War Z: 3D Converted by Prime Focus
Prime Focus World delivered View-D stereo 3D conversion services for Brad Pitt’s apocalyptic horror movie World War Z. The film opens in the US and UK on 21 July 2013.
Directed by Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace) for Paramount Pictures, and based on the novel of the same name by Max Brooks, World War Z sees United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt) travelling the world to stop a deadly zombie pandemic that is defeating armies and bringing down governments.
"Halftone 2" for iPad Converts Comics to 3D
Halftone 2 for iPad can now create 3D comics! Put on your 3D anaglyph glasses, and watch your balloons, captions, and stamps pop right out of the page. Check out the attached sample, direct from the app.
Halftone 2 for iPad was released less than two weeks ago as an Apple Editors’ Choice, and since then, it’s had nearly 250,000 downloads. Details here under.