Transformative 3D Technology Offers a New Set of “Eyes” for the Visually Impaired

3D Technology Offers a New Set of "Eyes" for the Visually Impaired

Blindness and partial loss of vision creates challenges that are unimaginable to many. The restrictions that become necessary for day to day safety range from walking around the house to walking down the street, making the idea of navigating a new environment nearly impossible to go at alone. In the past blind people who wanted …

The Impact of 3D Printing Technology on Business Across the Globe

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Wondering how 3D printing technology will impact businesses in the coming years? With Gartner listing it at #3 of its Top 10 Strategic IT Trends For 2015  we’d say the to expect a revolutionary impact. Gartner Inc., a leading information technology research and advisory company, shared its top ten strategic technologies for 2015 with 3D …

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 …

First Surgery Performed Using a 3D Printed Vertebra Shows Promising Results

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From the start we knew that 3D printing technology was going to be a game changer. Experiments were focused on basic household items and talk of the potential this technology would bring seemed infinite. Fears of what would happen with it in the wrong hands and hopes of what it could accomplish in the right …

Facebook is turning social networking into virutal reality

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Last week news hit that Facebook is planning to launch a 3D element to the popular social networking site.  The popular social network site has announced plans for a futuristic 3D twist with the acquisition of the virtual reality company Oculus VR for a price tag amounting to approximately $2 billion dollars. The deal, which …

Will 3D Body Scanners Change the Way You Shop Online?

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Think 3D body scanners could only be used for airport security? The controversial body scanners that are known to take an intimate image of a person’s figure may be taking over the fashion world in the not too distant future. mPort, an Australian based start-up has found an ingenious way of putting the body scanner’s …

The World’s “Shortest, Smallest Film”

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I don’t recall the last time I hand-wrote a letter, never-mind affixed a stamp to a piece of correspondence.  Still, postage stamps remain prized collectors items with postal services worldwide running contests and issuing designs to commemorate public figures and historical events, honor organizations for exemplary service or to pay homage to pop culture.  Stamps pack a design power-punch in …

Color’s Emotional Impact

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Last year an exciting partnership was formed to thrill the most dedicated of design geeks, color enthusiasts and fashionistas alike.  In a brilliant stroke of marketing genius, 2012 saw the birth of Sephora + Pantone Universe as the Parisian makeup chain released its latest product line featuring Pantone’s “Color of the Year,” Tangerine-Tango.  Pantone selected …

Audience Gets Visual Overload with “The Hobbit”

The Hobbit and 48 frames per second: the new 3D movie creates a unique and flawed visual experience.

The reviews for The Hobbit 3D have been mixed and not just for the story.  Peter Jackson’s experiment with 48 frames-per-second (FPS) filming is apparently still a work in progress after many early reviewers and some theatergoers reported feeling queazy from the up-and-coming visualization technique.  The technology was meant to optimize the 3D experience, but …

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 …

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 …

What Will the iPhone 6 Look Like?

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In a recent post on inventhelp.com, author Invention Girl writes about the rather boring iPhone 5.  It might be the first smart phone, some would say, that has no really interesting additions or features.  That bothers a lot of people, especially since Apple enthusiasts are (maybe predictably) eating up the latest iPhone 5 model with …

Lytro Images get 3D Features

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Lytro is a new type of camera.  Released in 2011, it’s the product of researcher Ren Ng of Stanford University.  It’s a new type of camera that captures the entirety of light available to the camera in just one shot.  The idea is that the light field in front of the lens is completely captured …

3D Geographic Modeling; Apple behind the Times

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The technology comes at a perfect time for the company, on the heels of the massive flop Apple Maps and as other platforms struggle to work out kinks.  aero3Dpro really steps into an envious position in the industry.  This will have massive implications on industrial designers, graphic designers, architects and city-planners, not to mention other …

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, …

Magazines Go CG instead of Photography

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3D Renderings for Advertising are shifting from the industry from photography to graphic design in what is likely to mark a monumental shift in marketing techniques and in the professional art industries.  A few weeks back we had a feature about the growing amount of 3D images in IKEA catalogs.  In conjunction with that approach from …

“Riga Isn’t Ready Yet:” 3D Film Contest Hits Europe

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3D enthusiasts in Europe will have a shot to hit the big time in a competition to create a science fiction short film in stereoscopic 3D.  “Riga isn’t Ready Yet” will give aspiring producers the chance to make their own films with major funding by the contest organizers.  Film Studio URGA is partnering with the …

The Rising Lenticular and 3D Industry

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This is the first in a series authored by HumanEyes’ own Jeff Miller on the latest in the lenticular tech industry. 3D is going through a marked renaissance, being marketed as the cutting edge of visual technology and planting itself in for the long haul. Consumers are excited by 3D, as we’ve seen with the …

James Cameron Takes Advantage of Emerging 3D Chinese Market

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China made waves last year when a 3D, big production, soft pornography movie was released in Hong Kong and attracted massive tourism from the mainland.  Readers abroad saw it as a Chinese phenomenon regarding sex.  But it was actually more of an indication that 3D was gaining massive traction there. Famed director James Cameron (along with his …

Orad Releases New Morpho 3.0 for 3D Video

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Graphics company Orad is updating its 3D character generator with the new Morpho 3.0.  Orad will unveil Morpho 3.0, the latest version of its 3D character generator, at IBC2012.  Morpho is a 64-bit program that enables real-time 3D rendering. The main objective of the new system is creating an easier 3D workflow solution for users.  Check out the …