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  • Sketchfab Is A Unique Way To Show DIY 3D Content On The Web

    Sketchfab Is A Unique Way To Show DIY 3D Content On The Web

    Sites like Thingiverse offer ways for 3D makers to display and upload their 3D models for the world to peruse but there’s never been a way to really “see” the models in real space. That’s where Sketchfab comes in. This WebGL-based tool allows 3D modelers to show almost any object in full, glorious 3D with full vantage control. It even allows you to embed 3D content into… Read More

  • Sunglass Launches With New API, Dropbox Integration To Democratize 3D Design

    Sunglass Launches With New API, Dropbox Integration To Democratize 3D Design

    Cloud-based computer-aided design (CAD) collaboration tool Sunglass, which debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC in May, is today officially announcing its public launch and is unveiling a new API for direct integration with major CAD design tools, like SolidWorks, SketchUp, Processing, and Rhino. The CAD ecosystem now also integrates with cloud storage players, like Box and Dropbox, which… Read More

  • Singtel’s Amobee Buys AdJitsu To Take Mobile Ads Into The Third Dimension

    Singtel’s Amobee Buys AdJitsu To Take Mobile Ads Into The Third Dimension

    Another bit of consolidation in the mobile advertising space — this time with an ad-tech twist: Amobee, the mobile ad company that itself was the subject of a takeover by Singtel only two months ago, has now bought an ad startup of its own: AdJitsu, a specialist in “3D” advertising technologies that let users “touch” objects in ads and explore them. Trevor Healy… Read More

  • James Cameron: The Future Of 3D Will Be Defined By TV

    James Cameron: The Future Of 3D Will Be Defined By TV

    Blockbuster movie director James Cameron made the top two worldwide grossing films of all time – Titanic and Avatar. This week in Las Vegas he spoke not to the movie industry, but to television broadcasters at the NAB convention about how important TV is to the future of 3D. TechCrunch also got a chance to talk to him about 3D on tablets and tweeting from the bottom of the ocean. Read More

  • Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]

    Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]

    Update: The live event has ended. We will put an archived video below if it becomes available. James Cameron, director of the just-released 3D version of Titanic, as well as Aliens, Terminator, Avatar and so many other major blockbusters, is spilling some secrets today. He’s speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas about how to make money making 3D movies. Read More

  • Press-On Polarizers Let You Enjoy 3D Movies Without Wearing Ugly Glasses

    Press-On Polarizers Let You Enjoy 3D Movies Without Wearing Ugly Glasses

    The Stix project is just a concept now, but what a concept it is. It’s essentially a way for glasses-wearers to enjoy 3D movies without having to put on oddly-shaped and potentially ugly 3D glasses. The Stix peel off a piece of backing plastic and fit right on your real glasses. When you’re ready to face the real world again you simply peel them off. Lucy Jung and Daejin Ahn… Read More

  • Don’t Hold Your Breath For A 3D Samsung Smartphone

    Don’t Hold Your Breath For A 3D Samsung Smartphone

    Of all the peculiar gimmicks a smartphone manufacturer could lean on to make a device stand out, 3D always seemed like one of the most pointless. Sure, it sounds great in theory — who doesn’t want fully immersive video and apps — but actually using it on-the-go can be a completely different story. As it turns out, Samsung is right there with me. In an effort to combat some of… Read More

  • YouTube Adds A “Play In 3D” Option Across Its Site

    YouTube Adds A “Play In 3D” Option Across Its Site

    Last September, YouTube began offering new tools that allowed users to convert their uploaded 2D videos into 3D videos with just a click. That feature, which has been in beta testing, was available only to YouTube creators at the time. Today, YouTube is rolling out the beta to all of YouTube’s users – creators and viewers alike – by offering the option to automatically… Read More

  • LG To Showcase 84-Inch 3D TV With 4K Resolution At CES 2012

    LG To Showcase 84-Inch 3D TV With 4K Resolution At CES 2012

    It seems that 55-Inch OLED TV wasn’t enough for LG: the Korean company today announced it’s ready to showcase another monster TV at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas (which kicks off on January 10). This model comes with a 84-inch 3D LCD display with 4K resolution (3,840×2,160 pixels). To put things into perspective: 4K resolution, which LG calls “Ultra Definition”, is four… Read More