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June 1, 2007

Mars Unearthed.com – 3D from Mars and more!

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Victoria Crater, Mars as captured by the Rover, Opportunity.

A great anaglyph site with all stereo images created by Jeff Wiliams, some of them are absolutely stunning! Mars Unearthed.com's got 3D anaglyphs, 3D Flash movies, and free-view stereo pairs from images returned by the camera systems on several Mars Global Surveyor's flights, plus images from the two on-site Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Apollo and Shuttle programs, and from the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn.

And you can sit in a comfortable chair and take a third-dimensional peak at our 'sister' planet. Find out if Orson Welles, or H.G. Wells was right about Mars! Click here to explore this great collection of stereo images.

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. . .Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this Earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.

from The War of the Worlds 1898, by H. G. Wells.



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Pirquet crater, the Moon

August 11, 2009

A New 3D Discussion Forum Opens Online — 3D-Forums.com

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A new online forum for general 3D and stereoscopic discussion has been launched at www.3d-forums.com. It's easy and free to register and we invite all NYSS members and our web audience to check this out. Below are a listing of the initial topic areas:

3D TV
3D TVs
3D TV Channels
3D Movies

Stereoscopic Computing
3D Monitors
Stereoscopic Gaming
Stereo Software
NVIDIA 3D Stereoscopic Software/Hardware

3D Photography and Video
3D Cameras
3D Photography Software
3D Photos
3D Video

November 19, 2009

3D ColorCode 3D Game Online, PONGTRIS, a combination of Pong and Tetris

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A recent commenter brought this browser-based Flash game, PongTris3D that uses the ColorCode 3D system to our attention. . . though they are careful to state that "This site has been developed internally by Gadget Productions and does not currently use the patented ColorCode system."

In order to see the 3D effect you'll need a pair of ColorCode blue-amber glasses. Even though their opening animation seems to depict a pair of red-blue glasses.

I have to admit that the notion of a patented system for an anaglyph format seems counter-productive to me. Open standards spread application development and adoption.

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There's also fierce debate —raised voices, emails written in ALL CAPS — over the quality of blue-amber anaglyphs over red-cyan anaglyphs. One issue certainly is the the lower market penetration of blue-amber glasses and their current higher price over the de facto red-cyan standard.

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December 15, 2009

New 3D Website for Photo Sharing — Start 3D

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While going through the messages at the Fuji3D Yahoo group, I came across this new website devoted to sharing your 3D photos with the world, Start 3D. They offer several methods of presenting your stereo pairs, a slow wobble animation they call Piku-Piku, red/cyan, yellow/blue, parallel and cross view. They also accept .MPO files directly from the Fuji W1.

Knowledgeable people have been debating recently about how the future of personal digital 3D will evolve. There is talk of 3D becoming "mainstream" referencing 3D movies, like the high profile Avatar, 3D gaming and the Fuji W1.

My view is that 3D will never become "mainstream" but it can greatly expand its niche. It's sorta like Apple's 5 per cent market share (we all know who the cool kids are). And I think it will be 3D-capable photo sharing sites like Start 3D that bring personal 3D to the greatest number of people world wide.

January 22, 2010

3D Vision Blog — New Website

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There's a new site devoted to 3D called 3D Vision Blog and, of course, we want to let our audience know about it. It's billed as "A Normal User's Look into the World of 3D Stereo Technologies" and we wish them the best. Since no one here at the NYSS can be considered "normal" on the subject of 3D, we look forward to the coverage this blog offers.

One thing is that is absolutely NOT true is that we are covering this site solely because we wanted to run a stereo pair of Sandra Sanchez from the site Adult4D, the home of a "new" stereo format: HD-3D. Adult4D says it's the world's first high-definition, stereoscopic immersive erotica web site. Please note this site is NSFW.

An interview with Sir Thomas Graf de Porneau, who founded Adult4D, is currently featured on 3D Vision Blog's home page.

And for those of you who may think that the founder's name is a ridiculous nom de porn, it so happens that I went to high school with a Thomas Graf de Porneau.

So if you're the same Thomas Graf de Porneau who was in Mr. McNeil's period two science class with me in Mickleburg, OH in 1985, please email me care of this site. Nice to see you doing so well, Tommy.

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July 6, 2010

3D Catholic TV - via Broadband Online

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When I was informed of this I originally thought my leg was being pulled. But it appears that this is absolutely on the up-and-up: broadband Catholic TV programming in anaglyphic 3D. This is a must-see site for anyone interested in online 3D, regardless of your religious affiliation. Go here and check it out.

From their website:

"CatholicTV is a 24/7 television network that broadcasts local and national religious programming and live events for the Catholic church in America. Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media to reach Christians, the network features CatholicTV, their Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate online mass; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Bible, Jesus, who is God and the Catholic church on America's Catholic Television Network."

November 18, 2010

3D Manifesto – Cool New Anaglyph Website

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Came across this web site devoted to 3D, (especially anaglyph themed stereo), 3D Manifesto from Patrick Swinnea, a video producer and game developer in Colorado.

My favorite discovery was the link to a Flash-based anaglyph game "Shooting Gallery" that you can play on the Kongregate site.

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