THE BEST 3d

ScanMira 3D Scanning Mirror

ScanMira 3D Scanning Mirror

Scanning 3D models of objects used to require dedicated scanning equipment. But if you have an iPhone with FaceID, its cameras, sensors, and processing power can be used to grab scans. The ScanMira reflects the FaceID lenses by 90 degrees, so you can see what you’re scanning on-screen, resulting in higher-quality scans.

John Carpenter’s The Thing Lenticular Prints

John Carpenter’s The Thing Lenticular Prints

Vice Press and Bottleneck Gallery created a duo of lenticular prints based on Drew Struzan’s chilling artwork for John Carpenter’s The Thing. The limited-edition poster and art prints feature a 3D motion illusion, and are available with either a dense paper backing or a thick polystyrene backing. Available 2.25.21 at 12pm EST.

Advertisement

Unreal MetaHuman Creator

Unreal MetaHuman Creator

Epic Games is showing off an amazing computer graphics tool that connects to the cloud to create synthetic humans in minutes, rather than days or weeks. The models it creates are incredibly detailed and realistic and can be immediately exported for use in Unreal Engine. Check out two sample MetaHumans here.

Origin 3D Wood Maps

Origin 3D Wood Maps

Based in Tahoe Woods, California, Origin Artwork creates awesome laser-cut wall art with a tremendous amount of depth and dimension. Their designs feature topographic maps of real world locations, fictitious places, and the occasional video game screen.

Skydio 3D Scan

Skydio 3D Scan

Drone maker Skydio is showing off a slick piece of technology that could improve the safety of bridges and other structures. It allows a drone operator to select a location to be inspected, then charts a flight path and captures a 3D scan of the environment in real-time. Coming to the Skydio S2 and X2 drones later in 2020.

Dissolving Realities

Dissolving Realities

Visual effects artist RubenFro creates imaginative 3D worlds. He starts by capturing a point cloud matrix of locales using 360º cameras, then manipulates and renders the dots using a custom shader in Unity, resulting in incredible, ethereal imagery. This footage was captured in the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam.

The Life and Death of 3D

The Life and Death of 3D

(PG-13: Language) After a period of popularity in the 1950s, 3D movies all but vanished. Then, the gimmick made a huge comeback in the 2000s, even invading TV sets. Then, as quickly as it peaked, the boom was over. The Royal Ocean Film Society explores the history of 3D cinema, and what causes it to fail every time.

Polaroid 3D Effect

Polaroid 3D Effect

Game developer Matt Stark posted this mindbender of a video which uses computer graphics trickery to make it look like virtual Polaroid photos are portals to other environments. It’s a wild effect, and could be a very cool gameplay mechanic if incorporated into a video game.

ASCIICKER

ASCIICKER

Game fanatic Bluedrake42 takes a look inside of the truly unique visuals of MrGumix’s work-in-progress game ASCIICKER, which features a 3D world made up entirely out of ASCII text characters. What it currently lacks in gameplay, it makes up for in creativity. You can play around with it in your web browser here.

360° Photo Sphere

360° Photo Sphere

This mind-bending creation is a full color, 3D-printed spherical object that’s been layered with a full-color 360° panoramic image. If you don’t have a full color 3D printer handy, there are a couple of options for these on the market including Scandy Spheres and the less expensive Snapspheres.

Volumetric Sound Display

Volumetric Sound Display

Scientists from the University of Sussex are developing a method of displaying 3D tactile images using ultrasonic waves. The system works by levitating a small plastic bead and rapidly maneuvering it to create a persistence of vision effect. If they can move more dots or move them faster, they could create more complex images.

Moncage

Moncage

Alpha Beta Gamer shows off early footage of an awesome puzzle game concept. Players manipulate a 3D box that contains other 3D scenes on each of its sides. As you line up objects on its sides, you can affect the other scenes to solve its levels. A demo version is available for Windows, and takes just about 15 minutes to complete.

Destructible Environment Demo

Destructible Environment Demo

Game developer Dennis Gustafsson is working on a voxel-based engine that features incredible environmental destruction physics. While the video posted by Bluedrake42 is lacking in gameplay, to see how the world reacts to damage is one of the holy grails of gaming we’ve been promised and has yet to be delivered.

Advertisement

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.

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.

Advertisement

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.

ADVERTISEMENT
Next »

Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure
Advertise | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Sites We Like

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Gadgets, Games & Geeks: Technabob | Cool Cars: 95Octane
Site Design & Content © 2008-2021 Awesomer Media / The Awesomer™
Visit our Friends at: Not Always Right