RealD 3D has teamed up with Disney and Odeon to offer Star Wars fans the chance to get their hands on a limited edition Star Wars Cardboard virtual reality viewer.
Sorry but that version is only for UK fans. But here in the USA, Verizon has teamed up with Disney and is offering a free Star Wars themed Google Cardboard viewer to verizon account holders in the United States with free shipping. The offer is limited to one per person and is good while supplies last. A great way to experience VR, the future in entertainment®.
Google did have the cardboard viewers on their website but have sold out. Maybe you can check back and see if they replenish the offering.
Virtual Reality seems to be taking the world by storm these days. All the major electronics and content players seem to be on board from Sony, to Microsoft, HTC, Samsung,
Apple, Universal and a host of others. We can’t forget to mention Mark Zuckerberg and the Oculus Rift headset that seems to have started the VR craze.
Jaunts involvement with Sundance for all practical purposes will also help with future functionality and design of future VR hardware, great move. Also a great way to bring awareness to Jaunt in what will soon become a very competitive market.
The Sundance Institute has launched a program just for VR filmmakers.The iconic filmmaking lab has launched a new VR program called “Sundance Institute New Frontier Program”/ “Jaunt VR Residency Program”.
The program is in partnership with VR firm Jaunt studios. The program will run for six-months with resources and equipment from Jaunt and possibly VR head gear from Oculus but that wasn’t mentioned in the online release. Jaunt will get direct feedback form the filmmakers at the newly created VR lab. I’m sure all the major players will stand by the ready to donate equipment and resources if necessary to the “New Frontier program.” Immersive 3D, that’s what we at NowPlaying3D and consumers are really looking for in entertainment these days. 2-D and UHD -4K is nice, but there is no comparison to great 3D like in Robert Zemeckis recent film “The Walk”. I personally think it was one of the best uses of 3D since Avatar. 3D and VR is “The Future of Entertainment®”.
More when I get it.
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.
Microsoft recently unveiled it’s flashy futuristic headset called HoloLens. Engadget briefly described it as a holographic computer headset.
Reports are that the new headset is Microsoft’s mixed version of reality with an added mix of augmented reality and immersive virtual reality.
The Engadget tester didn’t really care for the prototype he demoed. The review said, “in it current state it kinda stinks.” Others like reviewers Alaina Yee from IGN have called the HoloLens truly Amazing! Check out Alaina Yee’s on camera interview for more in depth review of Microsoft’s HoloLens.
Microsoft said back in 2010 that it would not venture into the 3D world until the technology matured. With Microsoft’s new HoloLens and Google’s purchase of Oculus Rift, the world of augmented VR
3D-gaming and 3D computing including the 3D printing market. The Future of 3D, augmented reality, and VR seems to be firmly cemented for the near future.
Post Avatar, a slew of poorly executed 3D movies cluttered theater’s. Critics and movie-goer’s alike thought movies in the 3D format was just a passing fad and a way for studios to make a quick buck. But luckily for consumers, many filmmakers saw the genius behind James Cameron’s use of the new 3D technology and decided to give the 3D format a go. Hugo, Avengers 3D, Arthur Christmas, The Lorax (stunning 3D), Madagascar 3D, Brave 3D,The Amazing Spiderman and the highly anticipated Prometheus 3D from Ridley Scott are just a few titles that have helped solidify the future of 3D filmmaking.
Ok so here’s the question… with all these amazing 3D tentpoles pics hitting the big screen do we still have to wear those uncomfortable free 3D glasses? The answer is NO! Thanks to companies like Oskav a european based designer eyewear company.
I have to say their collection of passive 3D glasses look great! You can order direct from the company which is one of the ways Oskav is able to offer designer 3D glasses at an affordable price.
We’re waiting to get our hands on some actual product and we’ll let you know what we think.
Below is a sample image from their collection and one of my favorites. To see more of the Oskav collection visit… Oskav.
We haven’t seen the glasses in person yet. But the crew here at NowPlaying3D R digging Oskav’s style.
Stay tuned. Let us know your thoughts. Thanks.
Do you want to look stylish while enjoying the latest 3D movies? Armani Group has just announced their own series of 3D glasses that are compatible with the RealD 3D format used in most movie theatres. The 3DV 001 AX will be unisex navigator style with a crystal gray plastic front and shiny black metal temples. The glasses have also been designed with optically correct 3D lens to make your 3D cinema experience better than if you were to watch a 3D movie with the theatre-provided glasses. The Armani Exchange 3D Glasses have been coated to reduce distortion, glare, scattered light and blue light to give you a better picture. The 3DV 001AX is available for $58.00 and are sold exclusively in the US at all Armani Exchange stores and on their website. No 3DTV support for theater use only. Available on armaniexchange.com
and at Armani retail stores.
My take on the Armani Glasses…I stopped by my local Armani store in Santa Monica and I have to say the Armani 3D glasses were pretty comfortable. I like the large optical framing of the lens, I did not see the perimeter of the frame as you do with Oakley, Expand and the theater glasses. The frames were light weight, so I can see how they would possibly be comfortable wearing for the average 120min feature. The arms of the glasses were quite thin adding to the benefit of fit and form…my one concern with the Armani 3DV 001 AX is in the glasses durability, the hinge seemed a bit flimsy and with repeated use could pose a problem. source: armani 3D glasses By: Steven D. Ito
Get ready all you 3D fashionista’s. Designer 3D glasses are here. I recently checked out a pair of the new Oakley 3D special edition Tron glasses at my local Sunglass Hut. They looked pretty cool like a wrap around sunglass. My local Sunglass Hut only had one size, could be a drawback for some. I found the Oakley 3D glasses to be a bit heavy. Also coming soon are 3D glasses from Calvin Klein and Gucci. According to the Oakley press release, the Oakley 3D glasses are optically correct 3D glasses. Marchon the world’s third largest eyewear firm unveiled a collection of 3D glasses at CES 2011. Marchon recently received a patent for its curved lenses it uses in3D glasses. Look for more styles of 3D designer glasses to hit the market as the 3D market gains momentum. I also tried the Gunner optics 3D passive glasses at the 2010 3D gaming summit in Los Angeles and was pleasantly surprised with the fit and the viewing experience. Right now from what I’ve seen in the market place the Gunner Optics 3D glasses, is my personal favorite.
Hasbro unveils My3D device that attaches to Apple’s devices like iPhone and iPod.
My3D is a device intended to provide iPhone users with a 3-D viewing on the go
China’s largest toy maker is set to unveil to investors on Tuesday a handheld device called My3D that attaches to the two Apple Inc. devices. It promises 3D content that offers a 360-degree experience in gaming, virtual travel experiences and entertainment content. the company is claiming that the device is aimed at both children and adults.
Hasbro unveils My3D device that attaches to Apple’s devices like iPhone and iPod.My3D is a device intended to provide iPhone users with a 3-D viewing on the go.China’s largest toy maker is set to unveil to investors on Tuesday a handheld device called My3D that attaches to the two Apple Inc. devices. It promises 3D content that offers a 360-degree experience in gaming, virtual travel experiences and entertainment content. the company is claiming that the device is aimed at both children and adults.
The device, which looks like a pair of binoculars with a special slot in which users insert their iPod or iPhone, will be priced at $30. It will be available starting next spring at stores where Apple’s iPhones and iPod Touches are available.
Shoppers can then visit Apple’s App store, which will allow shoppers to browse for additional My 3D content. Content varies in price; some apps will be free, some obviously paid.