Free 3D eBook for iPhone/iPad
The Pop-Iris technology from Ideal Binary (Dublin, Ireland) for iPhone and iPad is the closest 3D you can get without a true 3D screen. The technology is applied to the Grimm's Rapunzel (Raiponce in French) 3D eBook that is offered for free for a very short period starting today (from December 18, 2011 to January 2, 2012) along with an update of the technology. We found a video demo (link here under).
Grimm's Rapunzel is the winner of the 2010 best kids iPhone app and was choosen by Apple as iPad App of the Week in twenty countries around the world and Number 1 Book App in the US, France and Germany!
The book offers nine double pages illustrated with beautiful, colorful pop-up scenes you can watch from above, front, left, or right. using the full resolution offered by the RetinaHD display, this 3D eBook gives his best on the iPad. It is offered with three languages : English, French, and German.
WMB, the First True 3D Magazine
World's Most Beautiful (WMB) is the first true 3D Magazine entirely printed in 3D. There is online version dedicated to mobiles and tablets too. WMB was launched on December 8th, 2011 at a party where you may have met Kim Kardashian and other people... A 2D version is also available for the poor souls that were unable to acquire or borrow a 3D device.
Expect a lot of supercars and supergirls in out-of-screen or out-of-paper 3D.
3D, 3D, and more 3D ahead
The Guardian, a British newspaper talks about the upcoming 3d movies such as Scorsese's Hugo Cabret. And they are quoting James Cameron : "Simple, straightforward drama, no visual effects, no action, no explosions, no big stylistic things going on – that actually benefits from 3D more than those big action scenes". Of course, with a large bit of its last year 257M$ income coming from its Cameron-Pace 3D technology department, you may think J.C. is maybe not completely objective...
Five Top Figures About 3D
PassmoreLabs' Greg Passmore attented MIPCOM 2011 (3-6 October 2011 in Cannes, France) and came back with some interesting figures: during the Creating a new 3D Entertainment Experience panel, Akira Shimazu, Sony's Senior General Manager for the 3D & BD Project Management Division presented these statistics:
- Over 50 3D films will be released in 2011,
- Six of the top ten worldwide grossing films of all time are 3D titles,
- Over 100 3D titles will be released on 3D Blu-ray in 2011,
- Over 100 3D games will be released for the PlayStation 3 in 2011,
- 70% of Japanese homes have 3D TV's,
- 40% of homes in Europe, China and US have 3D TV's.