New Facial Animation Technology That’s Literally Intuative

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Are you a 3D animation enthusiast? Whether you own a large or small animation studio, are an independent animator or simply like to dabble in the art of 3D animation, we have a site that we think you’ll be happy we stumbled upon. It’s called NaturalFront and its new software, “Natural Front Intuitive Pro” says …

New App Allows Insertion of 3D Objects in iOS

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A number of companies are working to make sure that your desktop or laptop computer become utterly obsolete. The idea is to instead have people rely almost exclusively on their mobile devices, such as the iPad and iPhone. To that end, Pixite, a company that specializes in photo editing products for the iOS ecosystem recently …

3D Technology Gives US Money a Makeover

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It looks like 3D technology is just about everywhere we turn out heads these days, but you may not have realized how engrained into society this trend has already become. You may not have noticed, but as of October 08, 2013, a 3D element has been added to the American $100 Bill.  In an effort …

From Medicine to Mars: An Introduction to Computer Vision

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 “Computer vision is the science of endowing computers or other machines with vision, or the ability to see.” - Erik G. Learned-Miller, University of Massachusetts Humans make use of their brain and their eyes in order to gain a visual perspective of their environment. The field of computer vision attempts to give a comparable capability to …

What are Print Marks? An Overview of Producer3D’s Functions

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This is part of a series of tutorials for HumanEyes Producer3D (view Part I here). Print Marks What are print marks?  They’re a special feature of HumanEyes Producer3D that pinpoint image placement relative to the lenticular sheet you print on.  Here’s a quick rundown before we get into the nitty gritty later. There are two …

What is Producer3D?

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This is the beginning of a series of walk-throughs for HumanEyes Producer 3D, a lenticular printing solution for 3D and animated flips. Producer3D is a pre-press tool for positioning your .ldoc files created with HumanEyes Creative3D. The Producer software gets 3D or animated printing projects ready for the actual printing in lenticular 3D and lenticular …

iPhone 6 Hits Stores in Early 2013?

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The latest rumors to hit the web see the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 5S being released in the first quarter, before April, next year.  To us here at Snapily, this seems to be kind of quick following the very recent release of the iPhone 5.  The iPhone 5 faced some criticism for not including …

A Cheaper Way to Make a 3D Camera? Tips for the Frugal Photographer

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Popular Mechanics recently featured an article on how to reduce the cost of being a 3D photographer.  How?  We picked up on a recent post from their site on how to make your own homemade 3D camera at home. Here’s a quick summary: 1. Create your own 3D Rig/Mounting Bracket As author Anthony Verducci puts …

What is Maya? Autodesk’s 3D Software

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What is Maya?  No.  We’re not talking about the civilization behind the failed Mayan Apocalypse of December 21, 2012, rather the 3D software platform.  Autodesk Maya is 3D computer graphics software developed by the Alias Systems Corporation and owned by Autodesk. It’s one of many programs used for 3D applications like movies, animation, video games, …

3D Camera Phones: What’s in store for Samsung Galaxy S4?

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Samsung will be releasing its S4 model soon, and rumors are abuzz that it will have more 3D features including a new 3D digital camera.  One story on PC-Tablet reports that the camera will have a 13 megapixel sensor it has reserved since releasing its Note 2 in the summer.  Not only will the camera …

Disney Sues to Keep its 3D Rights

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Walt Disney Studios is caught up in a legal battle as it fights for its rights to distribute 3D movies.  The studio is engaged with the Digital Domain Media Group (DDMG), a 3D movie conversion company who technology is often licensed out to major studios.  Disney had gotten its license to use certain 3D conversion …

Using YouTube’s 3D Feature

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A beta Youtube 3D feature was added to the site’s upload and video editing options in September 2011. In April they made the feature automatic for any video uploaded at 1080p. The option appears automatically in the bottom of the video box to turn on and off anaglyph 3D (red/cyan) for the vid. What YouTube …

3D Cameras Make their Mark on Endoscopic Surgery

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“I was in hell many times. I could have died a few times, not just once.” – Avi Yaron That’s what drove 45-year-old Avi Yaron to invent the newest of the important medical inventions of recent memory.  A brain tumor nearly 20 years ago drove Yaron to the edge.  Still with his wits about him …

High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D Gets Showcase Soon

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High Frame Rate filming (HFR) – it’s not a term that gets kicked around moviegoers so much, but this December they’ll get the first major taste of it with The Hobbit. A frame rate measures how many frames of an image are captured (via video, motion capture systems, etc) in a given amount of time, …

3D Printing Software Redirecting the Advertising Industry

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This is Part II in a series by Jeff Miller. Check out Part I here. Cutting-edge design platforms have the tools for 3D designs in higher quality than in the past. Adobe Photoshop’s main innovation is its layers feature. With the latest versions – CS4, 5 & 6  - there are plenty of new features for …

3D Photography on Smartphones Might be Conduit for Spyware

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A group of researchers investigating the digital security has released a report on the possibility of digital spyware utilizing smartphone cameras to map home 3D environments.  Their proof-of-concept 3D app, PlaceRaider, is perhaps an inevitable result of the new 3D trend. It automatically operates your phone’s camera and take the images to create a digital …

Glasses-free 3D Screens Storm the Market

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Some people just can’t stand the glasses.  The color can be annoying in anaglyph (red/cyan).  Even polarized glasses can sometimes be a little offer.  Enter a glasses-free brand of 3D technology that is amazing market observers and enthusing fans. Research from South Korea: Researchers in South Korea have created a new method that would allow …

6 Works in Typography with Xara3D & Photoshop Effects

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Xara3D is another useful application, especially for 3D typography.  Check out this small collection of awesome pieces from the last few years from deviantART: LUCAS Vi este recurso en internet y decidí probarlo. Hecho en Xara 3d y Photoshop. - luuqas of deviantART Translation: I saw this resource on the web and decided to try it out; …

Xara3D and Typography

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Different programs can create impressive typographic displays, even other than Photoshop and Illustrator.  Yesterday, we showed you a tutorial for Photoshop and Xara3D.  In this tutorial, check out other ways to utilize Xara3D to come up with the bold result above: Step 1: Open Xara 3D for the base text. We used Xara 3D Version …

Converting a 2D Photo to 3D Anaglyph – What to Know

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This is part of our collection of introductory articles to 3D photography and 3D graphic design concepts. So you’ve just discovered you can make a 3D print out of your old photos. But, given you’ve just found this out, you might not have any idea what you’re doing. Managing 2D to 3D stereo conversion is …