Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Which floor is real, which is rendered?

Which one of the architectural renderings below has a true wood floor?

Comment and let me know what you think

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

2D to 3D Relic Films Being Converted

Everyday you hear about more and more films being converted to 3D. Lion King was the first huge success hitting box office highs for 2 weeks steady so far, 3D conversions are reinvigorating the lust for 3D movies within viewers who have experienced lackluster experiences in recent 3D movies. Focus is once again being put into the script, character development and plot foremost, supplemented and displayed in beautiful 3D. Top Gun and Titanic are quickly on their way. 2011 held more converted films than the years before it with titles such as:

- Beauty and the Beast 3D
- The Cabin in the Woods 3D
- Captain America 3D
- Conan the Barbarian 3D
- The Green Hornet 3D
- Green Lantern 3D
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3D
- Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil 3D
- Immortals 3D
- Lion King 3D
- Priest 3D
- The Smurfs 3D
- Spy Kids 4D and 3D
- Thor 3D
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D
- Turtle: The Incredible Journey 3D

Already for 2012 we have a list of movies to be released. Within the 3D community we are all hoping the 3D and 4D films of 2012 will bring with them enrapturing and interesting characters and plots. Below is the list for 2012 so far as of September 27th, 2011.

2012 - Filmed in Native 3d

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D
The Amazing Spider-Man 3D
Brave 3D
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 3D
The Hobbit 3D
Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D
Jack the Giant Killer 3D
Life of Pi 3D
Mad Max: Fury Road 3D
Madagascar 3 3D
Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D
Prometheus 3D
Shark Night 3D
Stretch Armstrong 3D
Underworld Awakening 3D
Wreck-It Ralph 3D

2012 - 2D to 3D Conversions

The Avengers 3D
Clash of the Titans 2 3D
Ghost Rider 2 3D
GravityHansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D
John Carter 3D
Men in Black III 3D
Star Wars Re-release 3D
Titanic 3D
Companies like 3D Film Connection and Cameron Pace are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in 3D. Focusing on bringing two dimensional films into the third dimension for another round of enjoyment.

Monday, September 19, 2011

What is 2D to 3D Film Conversion?

Many people want to know what 2D to 3D conversion is. Well, it is the process of taking something which is natively two dimensional and adding a third dimension. There are a few ways to do this varying greatly in scales of difficulty and time consumption.

The easiest and least impressive example of a 2D to 3D conversion is the kind you used to see around most often. This type of 3D is characterized by the red and cyan paper glasses. The technique is accomplished by duplicating an image, placing blue and green on one image and red on the other. By laying the images directly on top of one another the viewer sees the image as if it was the original image. To create the 3D effect the images are shifted slightly apart right and left (never up and down or diagonal). As the right eye captures the blue and green channels the left eye captures the red channel. Due to the separation of the channels in their respective images the eyes once they place the images together in the brain believes it to be capturing a true stereo image as one would capture if they had been looking at a true 3D object.

There are many other techniques for achieving a 3 dimensional view that we will go over in later blog posts but for a starter, this should do.