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Luci Immers Video Headset

Luci Immers Video Headset

The Luci Immers is a 1080p video headset that is small and weighs just 6.35oz. It works with both 2D and 3D content and simulates viewing a massive 85 ft diagonal screen viewed from about 65 ft away. It has USB-C and HDMI inputs. It’s available in three strap variants.

Insta360 Evo 3D Camera

Insta360 Evo 3D Camera

Insta360’s versatile shooter can be used as a standard camera or a 360º camera when folded. But unfold it and it turns into a 180º 3D camera. It can capture videos at up to 5.7K, features electronic image stabilization, and a built-in hyperlapse mode.

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Super Mario 64 Reimagined

Super Mario 64 Reimagined

Game developer Nimso Ny presents his vision for a remaster of Super Mario 64. He made all of the models, textures, and animations from scratch. It covers only the castle area, but it’s so well made, we’d love to see the whole game. Windows users can download it here.

Photo Wake-Up

Photo Wake-Up

Students from the University of Washington created a technique that can create 3D animation out of a single photo. Called Photo Wake-Up, it also lets the user change the pose of the person. Viewing the effect in virtual or augmented reality is also possible.

HoloPlayer One Development Edition

HoloPlayer One Development Edition

Looking Glass Factory’s interactive display uses specialized optics to send 32 different views of a video towards its viewer’s eye. The result is a holographic 3D image which appears to float in mid air. An Intel RealSense depth camera allows for users to interact with the image.

CGI & Storytelling in Animated Films

CGI & Storytelling in Animated Films

Just Write compares the stories of Disney’s 2D films with 3D successors from Pixar and DreamWorks, then points out how 3D animation contributed to that change. We’re not entirely convinced of his thesis, but his comparison is food for thought.

Protanopia Digital Comic for iOS

Protanopia Digital Comic for iOS

(PG-13) The future of comic books. Written, illustrated and animated by André Bergs, Protanopia is a digital comic book set during World War II. Each panel is made of layers of animated 3D models. When you tilt your iOS device, the panels’ view adjusts accordingly.

OFFF London 2017 Opening Credits

OFFF London 2017 Opening Credits

FutureDeluxe made this incredibly detailed computer animated sequence that presents the speakers at the 2017 OFFF London, a digital arts festival. You can check out high-resolution stills from the video on FutureDeluxe’s Behance page.

Voxon VX1 Volumetric Display

Voxon VX1 Volumetric Display

Developed by Voxon Photonics, the VX1 can display incredible holographic 3D images which float in space. It uses a proprietary technology which can project more than half a billion points of light every second onto a rapidly moving projection surface. More here.

Sony 3D Creator

Sony 3D Creator

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact phones come with a 3D scanning app, which can capture images of faces, heads, food, or other objects along with a 3D depth map, resulting in impressively detailed 3D models which can be used in other apps, or even output to a 3D print.

Unreal Reality

Unreal Reality

Art by Rens says what we’re looking at is a real-time render of an environment that was produced using the Unreal Engine and Nvidia’s VXGI lighting system and off-the shelf graphics cards. It’s so realistic that you’ll question its veracity. But this reality is 100% digital.

3D Escher Cube

3D Escher Cube

M.C. Escher’s impossible cube worked its magic by toying with perspective on a flat sheet of paper. Pierpaolo Andraghetti decided to turn it into a digital model to see how it would work in three dimensions. It’s looks like it’s feasible to print a 3D model of it too.

Screens of the Future

Screens of the Future

Wraparound 360º headsets. fabric screens. Spray-on screens. Digital art and design company Universal Everything flex their 3D animation skills by imaging how screens will be integrated into objects in the future. More here.

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Google VR Blocks

Google VR Blocks

A free application for the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift that lets you build 3D models using a newbie-friendly interface made of six basic commands and a drag-and-drop mechanic. You can share your creations as 3D files or as animated gifs.

BendSketch 2D to 3D Modeling

BendSketch 2D to 3D Modeling

There’s some complex math and science behind BendSketch technology, but basically what it lets you do is impressive – draw a freeform sketch to indicate the shape and depth of an object, and it automatically creates a smooth 3D model of it of the design.

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Goro Fujita’s “short film” is a looping snapshot of a suburban area. So what makes it so special? It’s entirely in 3D, made for and within virtual reality. Goro spent 80 hours making it in Quill, an illustration app for the Oculus Rift that lets you make both 2D and 3D visual art.

Calvin & Hobbes 3D Comic Strip

Calvin & Hobbes 3D Comic Strip

Sketchfab member elbriga made a three dimensional version of a Calvin & Hobbes comic strip. It’s also compatible with virtual reality headsets. Now make it bigger, then take us inside. Spaceman Spiff’s adventures were made for this.

Oculus Rift Pre-Orders

Oculus Rift Pre-Orders

Rich people, it’s time to fulfill your destiny. Go forth and test the prophesied messiah of virtual reality for the rest of us. Shipping this March, the Rift will come with an Xbox One controller, a remote control and two games: Eve Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale. Recommended PC specs here.

LucidCam 3D Camera

LucidCam 3D Camera

LucidCam is a stereoscopic 3D camera that’s meant to be as easy to use as point-and-shoots. It takes 180º 1080p 3D videos and 2K 3D photos. You can view captured media from a VR headset or a smartphone with a cardboard headset and the LucidCam app.

Eora 3D Scanner

Eora 3D Scanner

Eora will turn your smartphone into a 3D scanner. Its green laser and iOS and Android apps make high resolution scanning quick, easy and affordable. It saves models as .ply, .obj, and .stl files and has an optional Bluetooth turntable accessory.

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Mario Is Unreal

Mario Is Unreal

We can only imagine how much work it took for Aryok Pinera to bring Mario and all his moves in Unreal Engine 4. Sure, the plumber seems out of place in the hyper-real environments, but we’d still love to play this game.

Deep 3D Wallpapers

Deep 3D Wallpapers

Twenty2 collaborated with interior design professor Sarah Strauss and her students to create Deep, a collection of anaglyphic 3D wallpapers. We’re not sure if they come with 3D glasses, but they’re cool on their own.

Apollo Mission Patches Animated

Apollo Mission Patches Animated

YouTuber Neil Smith used Cinema 4D and the Octane Render plugin to turn the mission patches of NASA’s manned moon missions into 3D animations. You can buy the stills from the video as one large print.

Bioshock Intro in CryEngine 3

Bioshock Intro in CryEngine 3

Gametime414 remade part of BioShock‘s opening sequence using CryEngine 3. If you think this isn’t much of an improvement then nostalgia’s gotten the better of you. The game still looks fine though, considering it came out eight years ago.

Tales of Auto Elasticity

Tales of Auto Elasticity

Illustrator and digital artist Chris LaBrooy made these amazing 3D graphics of trucks that look realistic… except they’re elongated and intertwined. He also made a similar series but with cars. Check out his gallery on his website.

Chibi Gear Solid

Chibi Gear Solid

Sketchfab member Glenatron made a small interactive virtual diorama that depicts various scenes from Metal Gear Solid, including Solid Snake using the CODEC and teaming up with Gray Fox to battle Metal Gear REX.

Skeeball 3D Chalk Art

Skeeball 3D Chalk Art

We’ve seen several fun things from Chris Carlson, and the hits keep on coming, this time in the form of an anamorphic 3D painting of a SkeeBall game, with some fun time lapse and stop-motion.

NHDK

NHDK

We’ve seen Victor Enrich’s surreal images of different buildings. This time he focused on a single hotel, modifying it 88 ways using 3D modeling software. You can view stills and buy prints of the images on Victor’s website.

19th Century Painting in 3D

19th Century Painting in 3D

Gyula Benczúr’s The Recapture of Buda Castle in 1686 painstakingly recreated in 3D by graphic artist Zsolt Ekho Farkas. It took him a total of about two months to complete. Learn more about how he made it on Behance.

The Future of Virtual Reality

The Future of Virtual Reality

(NSFW: Nudity) An amazing if not a bit creepy demonstration of how lifelike 3D scans of human models become when viewed with an Oculus Rift in combination with the motion controls of the Razer Hydra. More here.

Structure Sensor

Structure Sensor

It’s not the first 3D scanner we’ve seen, but this one clips to your iPad and can scan people and rooms. The Structure Sensor has already blown through its crowdfunding goal, so move quick if you still want one of the early units.

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