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3D Universe Theater

2D Sky maps are a bit boring. That is why Charlie Hoey decided to create a website with a real 3D representation of some 2 million stars.

 The Gaia satellite (an ESA project) orbits beyond the moon and is carefully mapping the 3D position of every point of light it sees. Mr Hoey took the data and used WebGL to create his 3D Universe theater.

Try the 3D Universe theater here under (a strong graphic card is needed).

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Beauty and the Beers - How to Promote Beer in 3D 360° VR

Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR, USA) advertise its brands through stereoscopic virtual reality/360° videos. Two of them, for Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale  are now on their YouTube channel - with more to come. Watch them in 3D here under!

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Imcube Labs IP is for Sale

R&D company imcube labs (Berlin, Germany) has developed a large toolset for 2D and stereoscopic 3D post-production workflows over the last 7 years. The company is in the liquidation process so if you are interested in purchasing the company intellectual property (IP) in whole or in part, please contact imcube here under.

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SMPTE will Honor James Cameron and Doug Trumbull at its Centennial Gala

The SMPTE Centennial Gala will be held on October 25-27, 2016 at the Hollywood and Highland Center (Hollywood, CA,USA). At the occasion, SMPTE will officially bestow Honorary Membership upon James Cameron in recognition of his work advancing visual effects, motion capture, and stereoscopic 3D photography, as well as his experimentation in higher frame rates (HFR).

SMPTE also will present Douglas Trumbull, who was VFX responsible in "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Blade Runner," with the Society's most prestigious award, the Progress Medal. The award recognizes Trumbull's contributions to VFX, stereoscopic 3D, and HFR cinema, including his current work to enable stereoscopic 3D with his 120-frames-per-second Magi system.

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The French House of Geology is Going 3D

The museum of the House of Geology and Geopark (near Briançon in the French Hautes-Alpes) conducted its first summer season in 2016. Stereoscopic 3D is widely exploited in the museum with interactive displays allowing visitors to watch videos, photos and various information in three languages (French, English and Italian) and choosing between 2D and 3D visualization. And most visitors choose ... 3D !

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