Issue 3 Jul - Aug 2011
Pic3D Screen Films Turn Any LCD into a 3D Screen
Global Wave claims that their Pic3D sheet is a rst-of-its-kind lm that can produce 3D images just bybeing applied to a LCD. Pic3D is being developedfor everything from 12.1-inch laptop screens and23-inch monitors to the iPhone 4 and iPads.The tech behind the Pic3D is a lenticular lens sys-tem, which uses array of magnifying lenses to dis-play images at different angles to produce the il-lusion of depth. This is not the rst time we haveseen lenticular technology as it was used in Toshi-ba’s Glasses-Free 3D TV and a Fujilm 3D-Printer.Unlike the 3D derived with parallax barrier slits par-tially blocking the screen, the lenticular system’simage retains 90% of the LCD’s brightness andviewing angles claim to go as wide as 120 degree.
Gyroscopik Studios Opens Larg-est Vicon Motion Capture Stage
Vicon announced that Gyroscopik Studios, one of Mexico’s largest 3D animation and VFX facilities, isopening Latin America’s largest Vicon motion capturestage at the new Chapala Media Park near their head-quarters in Guadalajara, Mexico – the region’s lm-making hub.The new mocap studio is home to a 10.85’ X 20’ meter capture stage and houses a 32-camera system fromVicon – with plans to double the number of camer-as in the next two years. Gyroscopik’s studio is alsoequipped with workstations loaded with Vicon Blademotion capture processing software, Autodesk Mo-tionBuilder, Maya, 3ds Max and more. The companyplans to use the new studio and mocap system toextend its animation services into full body and facialcapture.
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The Digital Matte Painting Handbook -
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