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Damn, Barack Obama's 3D Portrait Is Realistic 

The Smithsonian recently documented the creation of a 3D portrait of President Obama, and the results are remarkably authentic. The USC Institute for Creative Technologies used 50 custom-made LED lights, eight hi-res sports photography cameras and six wide-angle cameras to capture every nook, cranny and worry line on Obama’s head. The result is the highest resolution digital model of any head of state in the world, so suck on that, Merkel!


New Laser Projector Makes 3D Images That Hang In Mid-Air

Maybe the solution to touchscreen displays that don’t get washed out in direct sunlight is to skip the screen altogether. Researchers at Aerial Burton are working to perfect a new kind of display technology that uses lasers to produce 3D pixelated images that appear to hang in mid-air and are still visible no matter how bright it is outside.


The First 'Movie' For Oculus Rift, Zero Point, Is Totally Underwhelming

Zero Point was supposed to set the bar for virtual reality filmmaking with the very first movie designed for the Oculus Rift. Instead, we got a measly 15 minutes of footage seemingly thrown together at random.


I Just Can't Believe That Nothing In This Video Is Real

Video: Despite being four years old, this 60-second spot for a brand of kitchen countertops is still some of the best, most realistic 3D I’ve ever seen. It’s not only the perfect produce falling in slow motion — it’s everything. The ink drops, the bits of quartz, the stones, the gas, the vitroceramic. Everything.


TVs Explained: An Introduction To Smart TVs, 3D And App Stores

Gizmodo Video Guide: You now have choice of everything from app stores on your TV, through to Smart TVs and the option of 3D support. What does it all mean? Make sure you’re up to speed before your next big screen investment.


The Making Of Futurama 3D Is Even Cooler Than The Original Video

Video: If you were wowed by the stunning version of the Futurama intro in photorealistic 3D, you will be equally amazed by the incredible amount of work that artist Alexy Sakharov put into it using 3ds Max, Nuke, Photoshop and After Effects. The amount of detail that you can barely see in the final product is stunning.


Free Photo-Editing Software Lets You Manipulate Objects In 3D

Impressive as they may be, Photoshop tricks are a little bit trite. But what if those same sorts of mind-bending manipulations came to life in 3D, allowing you to change the story of a photograph? Well, a new photo-editing tool lets you do just that. The best part is you can try it out for free.


This Render Is So Realistic That You Might Think Mermaids Are Real

The guys at Lightfarm Studios tell the classic impossible love story between a mermaid and a human in this impressive 3D composition. Everything but the model — the corals, the diver, the tail of the mermaid, the shipwreck — is made in 3D. I could spend hours watching these guys work. NSFW-ish.


A Dome Packed With 480 Cameras Captures Detailed 3D Images In Motion

If you’ve ever watched behind-the-scenes footage of a film with extensive visual effects, you’ve probably seen actors wearing ping-pong ball covered motion capture suits bringing digital characters to life. But researchers at Carnegie Mellon have come up with a better way to capture 3D motion that can be implemented almost anywhere, even inside an entire stadium, without the need for those awkward suits.


If You Still Care About 3D, The Xbox One Is Getting 3D Blu-ray Support

If you are one of that rare breed of AV fanatics that has both a 3D TV and a selection of 3D Blu-rays, Microsoft’s next update for the Xbox One is just for you. The next firmware update for the console will bring with it support for 3D Blu-ray playback, potentially removing the need for one more box under your telly.