The team at Disney Research have developed an augmented reality coloring book app, called “Disney Color and Play”. The 3D app allows users to use crayons to color in their characters on the page and simultanesously watch the characters come to life in full color and in 3D without the need for a stylus. Right now the app will only work with Disney’s Color and Play coloring books. The Disney Color and Play App is free via the app store and google play. Crayola also has a similar App called Crayola Color Alive.
Pan is the upcoming whimsical 3D action adventure from the studio that brought you the Harry Potter franchise. Stay tuned to both our website and YouTube Channel as we release exclusive clips from the movie as well as up close personal interviews with the cast and film makers in what could be the one of the best 3D films since Avatar. Well…we haven’t seen the film yet in 3D…but the story sure lends itself to a magical immersive 3D landscape. Let’s hope the film makers and stereographers get it right this time. In the mean time enjoy the interview with the director of “Pan” Joe Wright.
Courtesy: Warner Brothers Studios.
BY: Steven D. Ito
Check out the trailer for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. The action adventure directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jeremy Irons as Alfred and Amy Adams. Amazing cast with Oscar winning writer Chris Terrio of Argo fame, should be a cool action flick.
More clips to follow if Warner Bros releases them.
At Apple’s annual fall event today, Apple announced that it will be adding a new tech feature called 3D Touch to the new iPhone 6s. The 3D Touch technology first appeared in a simpler form in the Apple Watch. The feature on the watch was called Force Touch. The new 3D Touch let’s the user explore open applications such as mail, maps, etc a bit deeper by just a harder touch of the screen. Check out the video courtesy of the Verge.com for an in-depth look at the new upcoming iPhone 6s.
By: Steven D. Ito
The release of the newest edition to the iPhone family is just around the corner. New leaks suggest the new iPhone 6s will incorporate something called “3D Force Touch” and a super HD display.
According to 9to5Mac the new iPhone 6s or 7 will be able to detect three kinds of touch- a tap, a press and a deeper press which is why Apple is describing the new touchscreen as a 3D Touch Display. Apple’s 3D Touch is featured in the Apple Watch, which led to song speculation that it would be a feature featured in the latest version of the iPhone.For a more in depth read on the new iPhone 6s or 7? Click on the 9to5Mac.com link and read their full report. More detailed information in the enclosed video.
Everest is set to premiere September 2nd in Imax 3D as the opener of the Venice film festival. The film, being released in IMAX 3D, is the true story based on the tragic 1996 Mount Everest climbing expedition.
Reviewers are praising the work of director Baltasar Kormakur for bringing this timely disastrous story to the big screen. (Check out the trailer) more videos will be added to our “YouTube Channel”
Everest 3D stars, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sam Worthington, Jason Clarke and John Hawkes. The Everest film is a perfect story for the 3D format, I haven’t seen the movie yet but I have watched a few clips from the movie. The scenes I saw were a perfect fit for the 3D format, snow wind ice particles blowing, now if the filmmakers would just bring those elements out into the audience, true 3D fans might just have a truly enjoyable 3D experience!
Everest was shot in Nepal and the Italian Alps. Look for a wide release in the US on September 18th.
By: Steven D. Ito
A massive and immersive 3D LED video wall made up of more than two million LED lights sets the backdrop for the Newman Center’s latest musical production. The 3D video wall was developed by a Chinese professor and the technology was brought to the United States by
Dr Dennis Law the show’s writer and producer.The Terracotta Warriors 3D show takes place at the University of Denver’s Newman Center and runs through Sept. 6. Terracotta Warriors 3D tells the classic story
of the Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang, who ruled between 220 and 210 B.C. and whose tomb contains a life-size army of Terracotta Warriors seen through the eyes of his eunuch.
Audience members will be required to wear 3D glasses to get the full effect. I wonder if they are RealD supplied 3D glasses? Hmm…I’ll try to find out the type they used for the show. The cast members include both American dancers as well as a troope of 50 Chinese performers from overseas.
Source: Denver Post
By: Steven D. Ito
NowPlaying3D.com® always knew 3D was cool! And is The Future of Entertainment® Recently a YouTube channel has been getting a lot of buzz, “Mrwhosetheboss” posted a diy
that gives directions on how to turn your iPhone into a 3D hologram projector. The 3D hologram project involves a plastic CD cover, a glass cutter, a sheet of graph paper, tape and something to write with.
We’ve watched the video and it’s a pretty cool trick. The video has raked up more than 4.6million views. What does that tell you guys? People love 3D!
We’ve included the video here for you to check out. Looking for something similar but a little more elaborate check this out.
We spotted it on Kickstarter a short while ago. Just didn’t have time to post it.
Click on the link, Holus
If you click on the Kickstarter link above you can pre-order the Tabletop Holus Tabletop Holographic Display.
BY: Steven D. Ito
TMZ reports…Paz de la Huerta sues filmmakers and director of Nurse 3D for ruining her career. The actress had the lead role in the sex horror film, Nurse 3D. Paz De La Huerta plays a nurse hell-bent on murdering cheating, scumbag men.
The 2011 film was a box-office disaster and critics panned the movie. After a $5k opening weekend, the 3D horror film ended up going straight to video.
The actress claims in her suit reported by TMZ that the film was so bad it ruined her career.
There is a bit more to the suit, the actress claims she was also injured on the set and that the director intentional dubbed her voice in a number of scenes. The actress is also requesting in the lawsuit that the director re-dub the scenes she was in with her own voice. Take a look at the trailer, didn’t see it but it could be a fun campy movie. Maybe this lawsuit will give the film some much needed publicity for a second life!
Snail Games demoed and announced their new Glasses free 3D gaming cell phone at CES 2015. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the new Glasses Free Android based 3D gaming cell phone at this years E3 convention held in Los Angeles. The W3D gaming cell phone comes equipped with a 2.2 GHz eight-core huh speed CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, a 5.5-inch HD screen, eye tracking, 1080p resolution and a glasses-free 3D display. A lot of bang for the buck! For gamers, the W3D comes equipped with shoulder buttons, dual joysticks, D-pag and four face buttons that are usually found on handheld gaming devices. The Snail Games W3D mobil gaming device can now be pre-ordered on Amazon for $399.00 USD. For more information visit Snail Games or click on the Amazon link to pre-order. Look for a September 29th 2015 release date per Amazon’s website.
Universal Pictures recent release of Jurassic World dominated the world-wide box-office this weekend. The film generated 65% of it’s box office receipts from the sale of 3D tickets.
CNN money reports that $205 million of the estimated $315.7 million dollar record breaking International release came from sales of 3D tickets.
3D Entertainment is becoming “The Future of Entertainment®”. Just think of the increased box office with even stronger word of mouth of a visually stunning 3D constructed film.
Still many of the current tentpole films the studios have been releasing in 3D have been visually flat. The conversion companies are still missing key moments to really immerse the audience in the film. I’m not sure if it’s the conversion companies or the directors choice to use the 3D effect in such a conservative manner. I’ve talked to moviegoers and guest of NowPlaying3D and all agree…they love the 3D film format but wish there was a bit more!
Source: CNN Money
Avatar proved the world is interested in an immersive 3D experience. Hollywood immediately tried to cash in on the trend, rushing to market with poorly shot and poorly converted 3D movies to tarnish the 3D movie image a bit. The tech community and Silicone Valley saw the potential in 3D VR entertainment, meaning Google with the acquisition of Oculus Rift and Microsoft development in the Hololen’s. The test results recent VR demos has beed really amazing!
Engineers and designers are finding an array of uses for the VR format well beyond gaming. VR is being used in the classroom, medical fields and in the military as a truing tool just to name a few.
Sony and Samsung have jumped into the game as well. Sony with it’s Project Morpheus and Samsung’s partnership with Oculus. I think with the tech community firmly planted and moving forward with 3D VR the future looks very bright. Google recently announced the launch of Jump, a camera rig that is offered as an open sourced specification. You download the design from Google and 3D print up a carousel that fits 16-3D cameras, the demo uses 16- GoPro cameras. The move is to help drive the development of new 3D VR content by putting the tools into the hands of consumers. Upload your 3D VR content and let Google work their magic sticking the footage together and presto 3D VR on you tube. The process sound easy but online reports there is a backlog of video that is waiting to be processed. Imagine 16-HD source files that need to be processed, that will take an incredible amount of computing processing power. But given that Google is behind it I’m sure they’ll find a way to streamline the process. Click on the Google link to learn more. Video courtesy of CNET.com
Theme parks have a long standing relationship with film and television properties. This is especially true
in the case of Global theme parks like Disney and Universal Studios. Universal Studios has been on a roll lately,
by exploiting the popularity of some of it’s biggest movie franchises by creating a theme park ride based on cast and elements of that franchise.
Universal recently announced that it will be developing the mega-hit movie franchise, Fast and Furious into an high speed 3D theme park ride filled with all the bells and whistles.
The action packed ride will utilize the latest in 3D HD imagery projected onto the world’s most expansive 360-degree screens per Universal’s press release.
Can’t wait to demo this one! Opens June 25th 2015.
Source: Universal Studios Hollywood.com
By: Steven D. Ito
Sega announced today that it has remastered 3D Thunder Blade exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. The remastered
Sega game is now available for sale in the Nintendo eShop. 3D Thunder Blade was originally released in 1987.
In 3D Thunder Blade players control a helicopter and use guns and missiles to destry enemy vehicles while flying between buildings, caves and into enemy bases.
BY: Steven D. Ito
Electronic music pioneers, Kraftwerk have announced a 12-city North American tour that will kick-off on Sept. 16th.
The 3D tour requires fans to wear paper 3D glasses. Kraftwerk was founded as an experimental rock band in Dusseldorf Germany in 1970. Kraftwerk is best known for their hit The Model, The Robot and Autobahn just to name a few.
Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday, May 8th. Prices start at $59.50 to $79.50.
Sega recently announced plans for the next generation of Sega 3D Classic games. The new Sega 3D Classic games will feature
3D enhanced versions of favorites from the arcade and Genesis/Mega Drive days to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Siliconera reports
that 3D Streets of Rage 2 is due out in July, but it arrives a few months early in Japan, hitting shelves there on April 28th 2015.
We’ve included a 3D clip that you can watch on your 3DS and you should be able to watch it if you have a pair of anaglyphic glasses handy.
By: Steven D. Ito
Looks like everyone’s going 3D! The Famous Group was recently enlisted by the Los Angeles Clippers to create a 3D Pre-Game show. The outcome…stunning!
The Famous Group has also created 3D magic for the Brooklyn Nets, The New York Nets, Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Wizards. More to follow I’m sure. Crowd response has been amazing reports Adweek online.
Check out the video courtesy and property of The Famous Group. For more in-depth info on how the 3D pre-game show was created click on The Famous Group.
BY: Steven D. Ito
Just in time for the school break, Insurgent will open nationwide in 3D, thanks to a new partnership with RealD and the growing demand for 3D content overseas.
Take a look at the 3D motion posters that have been poping up online. The one’s we’re featuring are courtesy of ScreenRant via MTV (Caleb), IGN (Tori), MovieFone (Uriah).
Screenrant reports that the film looks to be post converted due to the late announcement. Converted to 3D in post production should be ok if the post conversion company is not too conservative in it’s use of 3D!
Very few films even though they are marketed as 3D films have that truly immersive quality 3D quality that the world fell in love with in James Cameron’s Avatar.
“3D”, seems to cross all platforms of our culture from3D movies, 3D Games to 3D printed clothing and 3D products.
3D imagery when done right has an amazing long lasting wow effect on end users and viewers. The Atlanta Hawks recently proved the power of 3D imagery by the Pre-Game full court 3D Display for NBA great Dominique Wilkins during a recent line up with the Cavaliers.
Take a look at the Pre-Game 3D Tribute from the Atlanta Hawks.
Source: Sports Grid.com
Multiple online sources report that The Lego Movie is getting a sequel. Deadline reports that the official title to the film is “The Lego Movie Sequel.”
The previous title was referred to as “The Lego Movie 2.” Deadline also reports that the director for the Lego Sequel is Rob Schrab. Rob comes from the world of live-action TV. Credits include
Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program, NBC’s Community and Fox’s The Mindy Project to name a few.
One of the of most enjoyable films of the year and one of my personal favorites is now available to experience in the comfort of your home! Experience the whimsical world of Dr Seuss brought to life by Chris Meledandri. Avaliable on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack- both featuring DVD, Digital Copy [...]
Oddworld reports that Oddworld Stranger's Wrath HD gets a new patch next week adding some cool features like Move and 3DTV support.
LG Optimus 3D Max – product synopsis 4-1-12 LG Optimus 3D Max LG’s Optimus 3D Max (known as the Optimus 3D Cube in some countries) is LG’s second version of a glasses-free 3D phone, since last year’s LG Optimus 3D. The Optimus 3D Max will have a dual core 1.2 GHz processor, 8GB of storage, [...]
PC gamer reports computer manufacture Asus demos world's first glasses-free 3D laptop. The Republic of Gamers G53SX Naked Eye 3D was recently featured this week at Computex. The featured 3D glasses-free laptop featured a...