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Tag: 3d

Awesome 3D Notepad Art is Actually Flat

Awesome 3D Notepad Art is Actually Flat
Artist João A. Carvalho has created some very cool artwork on pages that look like standard notebook paper. The art has so much depth that it looks like it was created using some sort of embossing machine, but it is actually completely flat on a plain sheet of paper.

Laser-based Device Creates 3D Images in Midair: Plasma is Dead, Long Live Plasma!

Laser-based Device Creates 3D Images in Midair: Plasma is Dead, Long Live Plasma!
Terry McGinnis hated the Bat-Signal, but he might consider Aerial Burton’s True 3D Display. The Japanese company’s proof-of-concept device creates three dimensional images by reflecting a laser beam into the air. When air molecules are hit by the beam, they become ionized for a brief moment and release photons into the air, which manifest as bright dots of light.

Personalized Superhero Action Figures: Your Face on Thor’s Body

Personalized Superhero Action Figures: Your Face on Thor’s Body
Not everyone can be a superhero, but everyone can have their own superhero action figure thanks to Firebox. But that’s only if they’re willing to cough up £79.99 (~ $137 USD) for it.

Google VR Cardboard Toolkit: Mockulus Rift

Google VR Cardboard Toolkit: Mockulus Rift
At the 2014 Google I/O Conference, Google unveiled Cardboard, an inexpensive Android-based system for viewing and developing virtual reality and 3D content. As its name implies, it uses a cardboard base, along with other inexpensive items.

ANTVR Cross Platform Kit Wants to be the Only Virtual Reality Kit You Need

ANTVR Cross Platform Kit Wants to be the Only Virtual Reality Kit You Need
The Oculus Rift has seen great success even before it’s officially released. But this long interval before full production has given others the chance to survey the field and catch up. One of the more promising competitors is Beijing ANTVR Technology, whose eponymous virtual reality kit sets itself apart by being compatible not just with Windows computers but with anything that has an HDMI output.

Explore Zelda’s Temple of Time in a Beautiful 3D Video

Explore Zelda’s Temple of Time in a Beautiful 3D Video
Check out this amazing video created by Michael Eurek of The Legend of Zelda’s Temple of Time. You can take an amazingly breathtaking tour of the temple recreated in 3D. It looks beautiful. No, stunning.

Build Your Own Paper Velociraptor

Build Your Own Paper Velociraptor
Check out this Kickstarter campaign for KitRex, which is basically a 3D paper velociraptor that you build yourself. 3D paper velociraptor? I’m in. You build the googly-eyed dinosaur by folding and tabbing together specially cut pieces of high-quality Bristol board.

2D Desktop Interface Embedded in Virtual Reality: VVNC

2D Desktop Interface Embedded in Virtual Reality: VVNC
Just because virtual reality displays let us interact with 3D interfaces doesn’t mean there isn’t room for the ol’ two-dimensional view inside of them. Oliver Kreylos, a developer who’s been working with 3D software for nearly 30 years, recently demonstrated a Virtual Network Computing (VNC) client that sends a 2D feed of a desktop computer to a 3D virtual reality environment.

Tron Light Cycle VR Game: Enter the Grid

Tron Light Cycle VR Game: Enter the Grid
We can’t enter the digital world like the Flynns did just yet, but thanks to the Oculus Rift, you may be able to experience what it’s like to duke it out in a light cycle. Custom video game machine maker Luis Sobral aka The Arcade Man made an arcade game featuring Tron’s famous vehicles based on the virtual reality headset.

Gravity Augmented Reality System Lets You Sketch in 3D: Airbrush

Gravity Augmented Reality System Lets You Sketch in 3D: Airbrush
3D modeling software is often used to visualize and develop concepts – anything from a piece of furniture to a video game. Those programs make it easy to transition from idea to prototype and to refine or duplicate sketches, but they require a lot of practice and training to master.

Solid Gold Flappy Bird Figurine Worth Its Weight In Gold

Solid Gold Flappy Bird Figurine Worth Its Weight In Gold
Flappy Bird became a worldwide phenomenon – more so when its creator Dong Nguyen pulled it out of various app stores. While he’s still mulling it’s return, the flapster is still very much alive in the hearts and minds of people all across the globe (and on their phones.)

Sony Project Morpheus PlayStation 4 VR Headset: oVRture

Sony Project Morpheus PlayStation 4 VR Headset: oVRture
Dust off your PS Move controllers. At the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC), Sony unveiled Project Morpheus, a virtual reality headset accessory for the PlayStation 4. The headset will work in conjunction with the PlayStation Camera, the DualShock 4 and the PS Move to bring VR to PlayStation users.

Explore Jerry Seinfeld’s Apartment Using Oculus Rift

Explore Jerry Seinfeld’s Apartment Using Oculus Rift
Jerry’s Place is a project about nothing from programmer Greg Miller for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. And it is unlike any other. This one recreates Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment from Seinfeld with 3D models created in Blender for the Unity game engine.

3D Printed Super Mario: Pixels to Voxels

3D Printed Super Mario: Pixels to Voxels
Now you can enjoy your favorite Italian plumber in all three dimensions with this 3D printed original Super Mario figure. It’s a me, Super Mario in 3D. No glasses required.

Google Project Tango Smartphone Lets You Make 3D Maps: DIY Street View

Google Project Tango Smartphone Lets You Make 3D Maps: DIY Street View
Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP) recently unveiled Project Tango, a smartphone that lets users make 3D models of their surroundings. ATAP is also working on development APIs that will let developers use those 3D models in apps.

Inversion Project Lets You Go Wireless with the Oculus Rift: Kinectic

Inversion Project Lets You Go Wireless with the Oculus Rift: Kinectic
Last November we heard about VRcade, a virtual reality system that lets the user move around while wearing a VR headset, thanks to wireless wearable electronics and cameras. A company called Zero Latency is working on the Inversion Project, a very similar setup for VR poster child Oculus Rift.