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3D Research and Application
September 30, 2011 | Hogan Keyser
September 30, 2011 CRIENGLISH.com - Cutting-edge 3D technology is changing the way Hollywood makes movies - but away from the world of showbiz this technology is also having an impact on everyday life. Surgeons are now able to perform life-saving operations across continents, and floating telepresence blimps may soon change the way we communicate online.
Ever since James Cameron's multi-billion dollar film Avatar stunned audiences around the world, it's clear that 3D technology is here to stay. A number of innovative companies are now moving the technology forward even further.
A US company, Organic Motion, has created a real-time, marker-less motion capture system. The technology can capture actors' movements in large spaces without them having to attach any kind of restrictive mapping devices to their bodies.
Andrew Tschesnok, CEO of Organic Motion says anyone can step into the system and be tracked without going through the tedious process of putting on suits.
"So, for instance, the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, we helped out with the Avatar exhibit. So, James Cameron set up a system where people can just walk in, and become Na'vi. They walk around, and there's even a scene where you touch the plants; they all disappear like in that one scene where the monster comes out. So it's really cool, because someone off the street can come in and experience that type of technology."
Elsewhere, Disney Research has devised a way of beaming 3D images into virtually any type of space. The invention could change the way we display photographs, artwork and more; making them vibrant parts of our homes, offices and living spaces.
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