Tag Archives: 3d

3D Realms Shuts Down

The end of an era. Today, the game studio behind the Duke Nukem 3D series, 3D Realms, has closed down for good. No more titles will be released, including the vaporware classic Duke Nukem Forever. The reason for the shut down is apparently due to funding for new projects and day-to-day operations at the company. At this point, it’s confirmed, ...

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3D Chessboard Places King At the Peak

Don’t you wish that your chessboard could sometimes be more attuned to the fantasy of an epic battle? This 3D Chessboard by Ji Lee makes your game look more like an epic massacre on a jagged mountain than a head to head clash on a simple plain. The newly designed 3D terrain adds a completely new dimension to the already ...

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Cubic Switchplate Adds A Dimension To Your Light Switch

You always hear designers talking about making objects “pop.” Making certain pieces catch your eye. The Cubic Switchplate literally adds a new dimension of a poppability, creating the illusion of a three dimensional cube-shaped light box, without the need of taking up anymore real estate than a normal flat switch. Composed of ABS plastic, the Cubic Switchplate might look like ...

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Google Earth For Your iPhone

The Google team has long dreamed of the possibility of carrying the Earth around in its pocket. Now, Google Earth is official; the team’s dream has come true. With an iPhone or iPod touch, it’s no problem flying from Bermuda to the Bahamas or any other locale mentioned in the Beach Boys’ song, Kokomo. Whether this global imagery software will ...

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Planet Vans

Found on It’s Nice That, this shoe looks like boatloads of fun. Gives the classic slip-on Vans a new meaning, eh? Link

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3-D Display For Cellphones Is Right Around The Corner

Your cellphone doesn’t quite have the power the PSP has, though it’s trying. The Seiko Epson Corp are pushing the future of cellphone software forward with their 3-D display for mobile phones. With about 500 PPI of resolution, this 3D display is a sight to see with no 3-D glasses needed: “[It’s] one of the world’s highest resolutions of direct-view-type ...

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Digital 3D Picasso Remix

Digital artist Lena Gieseke made this amazing “3D exploration” of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica. Gieseke says her piece is supposed to be “a provoking and deep contemplation” of the original work. She says she was inspired by art jigsaw puzzles because they force you to “study a painting in great detail and… become aware of the very lines, shapes and colors ...

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Tie-Fighter Display Looks Just Like Death Star Schematic Hologram

Holographic images are no longer exclusive to science fiction films thanks to the ICT Graphics Lab at USC. Three-Dimensional displays have proven to be quite difficult to emulate, suffering from problems such as small viewing areas and high costs. Using spinning mirrors, high-speed DLP projections and very precise mathematics, the crew at USC are able to display nearly 5,000 individual ...

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Real 3-D For Your Viewing Pleasure

In yesteryear, we’d be playing Rad Racer with those chunky black glasses with the blue and red lenses thinking all along, “Wow this is real 3-D! The cars just jump out at me, man!” However, this is not the case. The company Holografika has created “HoloVizio” technology which provides multiple viewers with a three-dimensional display that changes as people shift ...

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‘Real-Time’ 3D Image Rendering System

Japanese researchers have devised a prototype that renders 3D images by using pictures taken by 64 cameras placed on an 8 x 8 grid. The 3D display is comprised of a small assortment of shapes and colors. The images taken by the cameras look three-dimensional to the naked eye and researchers say it’s, “almost real time.” By taking 60 angled ...

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