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Sony 360-Degree Display

Sony 360-Degree Display

3D displays are everywhere these days. But Sony is showing off the next generation of 3-dimensional screens, providing 360-degree volumetric images that you can walk around and gesture control.

Short Film: Descendants

Short Film: Descendants

After 3 years of meticulous production time, this haunting CG animated film about the beauty and mystery of nature has finally seen the light of day. And yes, it’s that Whoopi Goldberg as the red head.

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3D Castle Projection Mapping

3D Castle Projection Mapping

Shoot to kill, play to thrill: it’s AC/DC vs. Iron Man in this cool architectural projection mapping project on the front facade of the Great Keep at Rochester Castle, which warps and tumbles before your eyes.

The Physics Dance

The Physics Dance

Coder Eskil Steenberg used the physics capabilities of the Unreal Engine to render this mesmerizing video, in which a stack of inanimate bricks come to life with incredible choreography.

Aiptek 3D-HD Camcorder

Aiptek 3D-HD Camcorder
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While it isn’t pretty looking, Aiptek’s portable camera can shoot 720p images in true 3D, thanks to its dual-lens setup. It even has a tiny 3D LCD display so you can see your shots immediately.

Unreal: 25,000 Barrels

Unreal: 25,000 Barrels

Here’s what happens when you stack 25,000 barrels into a 15,000 foot tall pillar, then let them fall to the ground. This insane mass-physics demo was created with the Unreal 3D gaming engine.

Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

Our confidence that any Duke Nukem game would ever make it to market wasn’t very high, but 3D Realms is back from the dead with a remake of their PC classic on XBLA. Release date: 6/23/2010!

Animated Optical Illusions

Animated Optical Illusions

Play tricks with your eyes in these animated optical illusions from brusspup, who created them with Photoshop and Lightwave 3D. Hang in there for Pac-Man’s grand entrance. (Thanks Jansen!)

Sculptris 3D Modeler

Sculptris 3D Modeler

This awesome new app lets you create complex 3D models by sculpting them out of virtual clay, then painting them. Best of all, the app is totally free. Sorry, Windows only :(

Captain 3D Glasses

Captain 3D Glasses
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Next time you go out to see a 3D movie, don’t look like a dweeb with those cheap glasses the theater gives you. You’ll be the hippest one in the row in these designer polarized lenses for RealD movies.

Sensory Box Installation Art

Sensory Box Installation Art

In this projection-mapped installation by Alcatel-Lucent at the last Mobile World Congress, the public was invited into a cube filled with color and light to witness “transforming the mobile experience.”

Canon 3D DSLR Concept

Canon 3D DSLR Concept

Dean Francis has created a concept Canon EOS 3D, to be used traditionally or for 3D photography by attaching an additional module. A grip can be added to the end to facilitate 2 handed shooting.

Best Visual Illusion of 2010

Best Visual Illusion of 2010

Here’s the mindbending winner of the Best Visual Illusion Contest 2010. Wooden balls roll up the slopes as if they are magnetic, but really are rolling down, due to oppositely perceived orientations.

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Final Trailer: The Last Airbender

Final Trailer: The Last Airbender

There’s more awesome Avatar action and effects in the final full length trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender, coming to theatres in 3D in July. Fire nation bad!

Rhonda: 3D Drawing Tool

Rhonda: 3D Drawing Tool

Rhonda is an intuitive application for drawing in three dimensions. Combined with a tablet like the Cintiq, you manipulate objects with a mouse or trackball in one hand, and draw with the other.

HP Designjet 3D Printer

HP Designjet 3D Printer

Sure, you could just Makerbot, but if you’re in the market for an industrial-strength printer for cranking out 3D prototypes, you might want to check out HP’s new physical object printer.

Samsung UN55C7000 3D HDTV

Samsung UN55C7000 3D HDTV
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If you’re ready to jump on the 3D HDTV bandwagon, look no further than Samsung’s UN55C7000 HDTV, which cranks out bright 3D images in a svelte 1.1-inch thick package.

Sony/Panasonic 3D TVs

Sony/Panasonic 3D TVs

It may be gimmicky, but 3D arrives in home theaters this year via Sony and Panasonic, with both releasing 3D-capable TVs which will require special glasses; also: DIRECTV HD 3D.

Tachyon XC 3D

Tachyon XC 3D
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Action videos literally jump out with Tachyon’s XC 3D: shock and waterproof, it packs two cameras into one helmet mountable unit for 3D recording and includes 3D glasses and software.

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