Japanese 3D Fog Bunny

This is a glimpse into the future of 3D technology, utterly fascinating.

From PopSci:

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!


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That display has the possibility of one day being 3d, but right now is just 3 2D views. the multiple projector, lenticular screen, retrofeflector screen display was a much cleaner implementation of a similar concept, (directional scatter)http://people.csail.mit.edu/wojciech/3DTV/index.html. The dual lenticular, rear projection display seems to be the equivalent of this technique.

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