Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Drei D

Hi again! Happy new year, etc. As you can see, I'm slowly starting to catch up... or get back to normal again. (if normal is an accurate description) Anyway, just a short post... I'm still unfit from all that food... have to exercise slowly first.

discover a lost art - play marblesYou know I've been experimenting with 3D anaglyphs lately. From simple fractals to fractals with special effects, depth map images, to 3D "cha-cha" pictures. It's fascinating. Today I did a depth map anaglyph using a picture of the moon that I took yesterday... and I was thinking: why there isn't a CAD program with a direct anaglyph option to create 3D renders? In fact, it would be nice to have the option to turn the 3D on and off while working with objects. It's trully amazing to move stereographic 3D fractals in real time using fractalworks, so I don't see why should it it be complicated to have something like that on CAD software.

There's even a webcam which automatically generates the 3D anaglyph image to have a chat! (via)
Meet Minoru, meaning ‘Reality’ in Japanese, the World's first 3D webcam. Connect Minoru to your PC and he will come alive, his eyes will light up and he will be looking at you in 3D. Your friends and family can now see you in 3D over your favourite messaging program. Minoru connects easily to your PC’s USB port just like any other webcam but that’s where the similarities end. The Minoru software has stereoscopic anaglyphic processing that lets you be seen in three dimensions. The red and cyan anaglyph image produced by Minoru can be viewed by anybody who is wearing commonly available red and cyan 3D glasses (five pairs included free with Minoru). Minoru can also be used as a standard 2D webcam for anyone who doesn’t have the 3D glasses at hand.
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