Wednesday, May 15, 2019

3D without glasses is hard.

You don't have a 3D device, so you aren't going to be able to see this. The reason I am showing you pictures is because this is one method of trying to accomplish 3D. It tracks your eyes because 3D without glasses is very sweet spot dependent. As you can see in the last image. If you move out of the sweet spot things suck. By tracking your eyes they can change the sweet spot if you move.

I just have to give Red Hydrogen a lot of props on their phone. I see glassesless 3D  technology a few times a year, and if Mr S. were going to buy that phone today - I would have still pleaded with him not to. So far they have done the best. And it's not perfect, but a million demos will never replace having a device in the wild where people can experiment with what works and what doesn't. I think that is how 3D steps forward.


  1. Capital of Texas RefugeeWednesday, May 15, 2019 10:48:00 PM

    Is that "Avatar" on that 3D screen?

    "Avatar" was the last 3D movie I saw because the combination of bad 3D and the over-use of blue on the screen gave me a headache that wouldn't go away for two days.

    So this isn't selling me on this stuff at all.

    I now have a set of wrap-around goggles that nullify the effects of the bad 3D.

    Also, it's time to compare and contrast again: are architects getting dumber?

    Here's some French architect's idea of turning the top of Notre Dame Cathedral into an absurdist glass-enclosed public park ala The Crystal Palace.

    By which I actually mean the Disney version of The Crystal Palace, of course, which is a gigantic food hall.

    Now contrast this to the thing I mentioned the other day. (Warning: this is a rather large PDF that requires a lot of zoom action.)

    This PDF is the best you'll do unless you have at least 1500 EUR to drop on the actual book at a rare books auction. It's literally a "how to build" guide for everything of the architecture of the period related to Viollet-le-Duc's work on the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and this copy comes from the digital library of the University of Notre Dame.

    Go to page 12 of the PDF where it starts with "Eglises Gothiques et Modernes" and you can see several renderings of the Cathedral of Notre Dame.

    And now this Nouveau Vichy Fronch architect wants to fuck with that by sticking a Disney glass and trees park on top of one of the most venerated works of classical architecture ...

    This is how people become more stupid, how they're living in the ruins of their more capable forebears, that they can't even understand how to restore the things that they received as multi-generational gifts.

    Any serious architects who stumble upon this comment who were looking for serious stuff about reconstructing the Cathedral of Notre Dame according to its classical typology: You're welcome.

  2. I think Mr S. got taken out by that movie too. Had to leave in the middle. I have had a reaction, but I didn't on that movie.

    Boy that first link is sure a fire elevator isn't it?

  3. Capital of Texas RefugeeThursday, May 16, 2019 4:47:00 PM

    I sat through to the end of "Avatar" in the theatre, so I got the entire "treatment" ...

    Seriously, James Cameron, WTF?

    I saw something like this before "Avatar", but Stanley Kubrick is a much better director. :-)