Category Archives: Virtual Reality

Z-Space : Holographic 3D with Spatial Persistence

The Z-Space display is being developed by a California company called Infinite Z.      By tracking user’s eye movements with 3D glasses, the display creates not only the illusion of 3 dimensionality – but unlike most 3D systems –  it persists … Continue reading

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3D Library Services at the University of Michigan

FormFonts 3D has the world’s largest 3D library of professionally developed SketchUp components, and we have a fondness for library sciences, and all things 3D. So we are delighted to see the University of Michigan is keeping up with the … Continue reading

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Projected Reality – Outdoors and In

By Fred Abler Artists have discovered powerful video projectors, and the conflict-of-perception between a projected image and its underlying ‘canvas’ has never been greater.  A new genre of art uses architecture-as-canvas, and is loosely known as Urban Projection Mapping. Fig- … Continue reading

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The Raster Revolution – Augmented Reality in Sports

by Fred Abler Modern technology marketing owes a debt to Everett Rogers, an Iowa farm boy who’s father loved electromechanical equipment, but loathed biological-chemical innovations – even though hybrid seed corn yielded 25% more crop and was resistant to drought. … Continue reading

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BIM Bots – Virtual 3D Robots

by Fred Abler In the early oughts’ (2000) while working in a CAD research lab at CAL POLY, SLO, I became intensely interested in 3D ‘object-agents’. Today CAD/BIM users might call them “smart objects”, but there’s really a lot more … Continue reading

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DIY for Reality Hackers – FOV2Go

by Fred Abler This blog curates an eclectic range of 3D topics. Very occasionally I find newsworthy items that touch on two topics. But never before have I found emerging research that covers them all at once… and that is … Continue reading

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Live Mapping… Underground 3D

by Fred Abler Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s quasi Alien’s prequel, is a visually brilliant movie. A team of earth archeologists, a geologist, and a vain android named ‘David’.. delve into deep space in the year 2089. Their mission is to find … Continue reading

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Interactive 3D Sandbox – Kinect Hack

by Fred Abler It’s hard to recall how much fun we used to have in sandboxes as kids. It all came back to me this weekend while visiting Marc and his family in San Diego, CA. Marc’s son Raef is … Continue reading

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GIZA ARCHIVES

by Fred Abler The Egyptians were some pretty interesting people. The blue water-lilly of the Nile (blue lotus) can be used to induce sleep, and its psychoactive properties are also well known. The blue lotus appears throughout Egyptian iconography, suggesting … Continue reading

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