This is a glimpse into the future of 3D technology, utterly fascinating.
A new, truly 360-degree 3-D display has been developed by researchers at Osaka University. The fog display is created by three projectors each beaming a different image into a column of thin fog, making the resulting image appear 3-dimensional from all angles. This technique means that viewers can physically walk around the display to see it from different vantage points without losing the 3-D effect.
My colleagues at Kean University have been using CAVE™ Virtual Reality for their research and teaching, in which the user can immerse themselves in the 3D experience. The Osaka researchers’ use of fog is truly brilliant!