Researcher Wants your Answer to "Did you Like the Hobbit in 3D HFR?"
Darren Elliott, a student at University of Waikato (New Zealand), is researching 3D and HFR perception by audiences of "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug". Does 3D and HFR impact audiences immersion and perceptions of reality? To know the answer, he launched an online questionnaire that is open to anybody. Submit your own answers here under.
"Smithsonian X 3D" Beta is Available
The Smithsonian is 3D digitizing some of the best artefacts from its collection. And now 3D Systems has created a website called Smithsonian X 3D apart from providing its 3D technology for 3D scan processing and printing.
Use the Smithsonian X 3D Explorer to explore and manipulate museum objects like never before. Create and share your own scenes and print highly detailed replica of original Smithsonian collection pieces.
A new kind of Autostereoscopic 3D Screen
Reflection-type 3D screens were tested a long time ago but where considered impractical. Those screens use a large number of tiny retroreflectors to send the light back at very narrow angles.
The new screen proposed by Sung-Wook Min from Kyung Hee University in Korea offers better brightness and are far more easy to set up. Future developements based on this study may lead to a new kind of 3D "Light field" displays preserving true depth and perspective. Large glasses-free 3D projection may become a possibility...
Anatole Lécuyer's "Mind Mirror" shows Video of his Brain Activity
Mind Mirror is the result of collaboration between IRISA (Institute for Research in Computer Science and Random Systems) and INSA in Rennes (France). This combination of a EEG helmet, a 3D camera and a semi-reflective digital display is the first device to combine augmented reality and electroencephalography (EEG) in real time.
Result: you see you brain activity in the mirror in real time. Scientists call that "Neurofeedback".
Picture (c) Inria - Kaksonen
Praying Mantis Wears World's Smallest 3D Glasses and Goes to the 3D Movies
Jenny Reads and other scientists from Newcastle University created the world's smallest 3D glasses (5mm overall) to investigate stereoscopic 3D vision of the praying mantis, which is the only insect known to see in three dimensions. Mrs Read' laboratory didn't elaborate about who paid for the microsopic movie tickets or the 2£ surcharge...
Watch the mantis watch a 3D movie in the video here under!