Posts Tagged ‘3d’

You Can Get Your Hands On Super-Detailed 3D Renders of Popular Leica Cameras… for a Price

That iconic Leica red dot doesn’t come cheap… not even in the virtual world. A company called Humster3D recently created some ultra-detailed, high-quality 3D models of several popular Leica cameras and made them available for download… for a price. Read more…

NASA Working On 3D-Printed Optics Technology, Could Eventually Make Its Way to Consumers

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Exploded view of the CubeSat-class 50-millimeter (2-inch) imaging instrument that technologist Jason Budinoff is manufacturing with 3-D-printed parts.

By the end of September, NASA engineer Jason Budinoff is hoping to finish the first imaging telescopes to be created almost completely out of 3D-printed aluminum.

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Incredible Editing Technique Lets You Turn 2D Objects in a Photo Into 3D Objects You Can Manipulate

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are blowing minds with a new image editing method that allows you to transform a 2D object in a photo into a 3D model that you can then move around and manipulate however you’d like.

Spin it, flip it, twist it, basically anything the game Bop It used to let you do, you can do to this newly-rendered 3D object (well… except bop it… but I’m sure they’re working on that). Read more…

Researchers Use a 480-Camera Dome to More Accurately Capture 3D Motion

Traditional 3D motion capture technologies, amazing though they are, are limited. They only give you a small number of data points to work with, and while they seem to capture a great deal of detail, their abilities are far outpaced by the intricate movements of the human body.

Fortunately, there’s a new technology in development that might just be able to solve this problem by throwing a crap-load of cameras at it. Read more…

Artist Creates Incredible ‘Melting’ Sculpture Illusion Using Strobes and Still Images

What you see in the video above is a real sculpture that does, in fact, look as if it is perpetually melting right before your eyes. But while creating the exact sculpture took months of design and engineering work, the photographic technique behind it was invented as long ago as 100 BC.

What you’re looking at is a three-dimensional “zoetrope,” an animation device that created the illusion of motion using lighting effects or a sequence of still images (in this case, it’s a mix of clever sculpting and well-timed strobes). Read more…

DIY: Impressive 3D-Printed 3-Axis Modular Time-Lapse Motion Control System

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Looking to lighten up his current load while out photographing time-lapses, photographer Doug Urquhart 3D printed and pieced (read: hacked) together a brilliant 3-axis modular time-lapse motion control rig that is 50% lighter than his previous setup. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Real World ‘Photoshopping’ with 3D Make-Up Effects Brings Marge Simpson to Life

Photographer Alexander Khokhlov recently teamed up with make-up artist Veronica Ershova and stylist Mikhail Kravchenko to bring to life an image that looks like a Photoshop job straight out of your nightmares. Read more…

Super Simple Effect Makes Regular GIFs or Photos Seem Three Dimensional

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Actual 3D footage can be a pain, both to capture and to watch, which is why we fell in love with this super simple technique when we ran across it. It turns out, all you have to do to turn a normal photo or animated GIF into a 3D experience is add a couple of white bars… Read more…

Blast from the Past: Vintage Commercial for the Nimslo 35mm 3D Camera

Sure, the 1980s isn’t quite so far in the past as, say, the first photo, but the commercial above is classic nonetheless. It shows off the Nimslo 35mm 3D camera, the first consumer level 3D lenticular camera of the 80s and, if you believe the commercial, “the most important new camera of your lifetime.” Read more…

This Crazy Software Extracts 3D Objects from Photos with a Few Clicks

If you were wanting to have your mind blown today, the video above might do it. It’s a demonstration of a piece of 3D object extraction and manipulation software that made its debut at SIGGRAPH 2013, and it may just offer a glimpse into the future of photo manipulation. Read more…