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Date: 03/12/10 07:33 AM

49 Responses to How 3-D Works [Pic/Diagram]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18942 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 7:32 am
    Link: How 3-D Works - And now you know how the magic works.
  2. Profile photo of nonamewillfi
    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
    1404 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 7:41 am
    whats with all the infographics/diagrams lately?
  3. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 7:47 am
    I love a really well made Blu-Ray movie. They can look almost 3-D at times...it`s beautiful.
  4. Profile photo of Romybun88
    Romybun88 Female 18-29
    65 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 7:48 am
    so thats why watching 3D movies gives me a major headache and nausea!
  5. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 7:50 am
    I know the traditional Red Blue 3D is always projected as one image. It`s filmed as two, but projected as one.
  6. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 7:54 am
    I must have 3D T.V. !
  7. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9258 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 8:04 am
    I kind of knew this already.
  8. Profile photo of tvremote
    tvremote Male 18-29
    447 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 8:11 am
    Am I the only one in the world who hates this whole 3-D thing? I remember this got big in the 90`s and then died, so I`m hoping for that to happen again.
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    TacoChel Female 18-29
    342 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 8:27 am
    3D movies make me sick. Headache, nausea.. even my eyes hurt. I hope this whole 3d craze is just a fad and dies quickly...
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2159 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 8:32 am
    Why is 3D on the rise? If 3D gaming takes off I might go outside in protest.
  11. Profile photo of Blakcat71388
    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
    876 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 8:32 am
    Anyone else fuicking tired of the ads??? Shiiiiit. I can`t do it anymore. >_<
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    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 8:32 am
    I wonder what it`s like growing up and every movie you see is in 3d.
  13. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 8:41 am
    Nothing new, but cool anyway
  14. Profile photo of bliznik
    bliznik Male 30-39
    868 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 8:46 am
    Parallax barriers? I`ve never heard of those...sweet
  15. Profile photo of SFunk
    SFunk Male 18-29
    68 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 8:58 am
    "Anyone else fuicking tired of the ads??? Shiiiiit. I can`t do it anymore. >_<"

    actually, my ad-blocker blocks the new ads that everyone got really pissed off about. What are they? pop-ups when you click on links?

  16. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 9:37 am
    Red-blue 3D sux, but it only needs one projector, and it works on current TVs and monitors.

    Polarized 3D can`t work on today`s TVs since they can`t control the polarization (LCD TVs are already polarized in one direction). Sony and Samsung said they`re coming out with 3D TVs soon. They didn`t say how they worked, but I assume the two imaged are interlaced, line by line. I hope they are smart enough to polarize the images at 45 and 135 deg. (/\) rather than 0 and 90 deg. (-|) as shown above.

    The parallax barrier only works at a very specific angle and distance, and that depends on how far apart your eyes are. You have to sit very still or look through a set of fixed peepholes.

    Polarized 3D is the way to go for home or theater. For people who don`t like it, they can give out glasses with both lenses polarized in the same direction so they only see one perspective. For home, you could switch the player from 2D to 3D and only have to have 50% more info on the disk.

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    raikun12 Male 18-29
    586 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 9:47 am
    to much science.
  18. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 10:14 am
    >>How crappy stereo-vision movies that you have to wear those stupid glasses for works

    Fixed.

  19. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 10:31 am
    Red and Blue Glasses are the past now, hurray for Polarized Glasses!
  20. Profile photo of boredfjord
    boredfjord Male 13-17
    928 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 10:52 am
    Cool!
  21. Profile photo of turtlemurtle
    turtlemurtle Female 13-17
    71 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 11:20 am
    that was supposed to be my invention! god damnit
  22. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 11:39 am
    wow they have 3d movies without glasses? i gotta see this...
  23. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 11:58 am
    And nooooooone of it works on me. :|
  24. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    "wow they have 3d movies without glasses? i gotta see this..."

    No, televisions I think. They are apparently going to be the next big thing now that everyone has flat screen or LCD.

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    seedofdevil Male 13-17
    75 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    I have NEVER even heard of th "parralax barrier"
  26. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    wow polarized 3d glasses are not expensive

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Vintage-Polaroid-...

  27. Profile photo of omg209
    omg209 Male 18-29
    208 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    where is stereoscopic
  28. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    I didn`t watch avatar in 3-d cause I didn`t want it to be all in red and blue, I guess it was mostly blue anyway.
  29. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    I like this parallax barrier. More science please!
  30. Profile photo of mathgirl12
    mathgirl12 Female 13-17
    117 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    Parallax barrier is how they make those new 3D TVs. i literally thought you had to wear 3d glasses all the time
  31. Profile photo of Enchilada
    Enchilada Female 70 & Over
    931 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    I feel left out :( I can`t see in 3D!
  32. Profile photo of Slmmhmmr161
    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
    606 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    As far as I know, Avatar was done with Polarized 3D, hence the similar-color lenses on the glasses.
  33. Profile photo of dcb
    dcb Male 13-17
    93 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    neat!..
  34. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 5:45 pm
    TL;DR
  35. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
    1067 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    "I feel left out :( I can`t see in 3D! "

    Me neither although that`s probably due to the fact I`ve had a lazy eye since I can remember ):

  36. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    I personally found autostereograms to be the coolest until I saw that last one, which looks much better.
  37. Profile photo of crax
    crax Male 18-29
    55 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    @paddyt07 and Enchilada, of course you can see in 3D you idiots, it`s called reality.
  38. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    of course you can see in 3D you idiots, it`s called reality.
    This has to be the comment of the day.
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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
    908 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    "@paddyt07 and Enchilada, of course you can see in 3D you idiots, it`s called reality."

    Actually, we see 2D slices of 3D space.

  40. Profile photo of CapnAwesome
    CapnAwesome Male 18-29
    236 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    "@paddyt07 and Enchilada, of course you can see in 3D you idiots, it`s called reality."
    i agree with idontknow951. we see in 2D and our brain processes it as 3D. you idiot.
  41. Profile photo of vfr4
    vfr4 Male 30-39
    185 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    3d. It`s amazing to people who do not know how polarization works.
  42. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2749 posts
    March 12, 2010 at 11:17 pm
    technically... we see in 2D and shadow and perspective give us "depth". life is like one really well done perspective drawing, cept you can walk in it :P ALL MOVIES SHOULD BE IN 3D CUZ IT ADDS SOOOOOO MUCH TO IT!!!
  43. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 12:36 am
    cool
  44. Profile photo of yumyum1
    yumyum1 Male 18-29
    129 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    i always felt that IMAX 3D was better than 3D and 3D was not as much better than 2D
  45. Profile photo of airsofter1
    airsofter1 Male 18-29
    1090 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    3d is cheesy, i hate it.
  46. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    the new ones work so that people blind in one eye can see it in 3d
  47. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    DarkFerret-
    But do you really feel like paying $15 a ticket at the theater?
    Not to mention all the fancy crap you`d have to buy to watch the dvds at home...
  48. Profile photo of epimetheus
    epimetheus Male 18-29
    157 posts
    March 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    it`s fudgen ghey. i had to watch avatar two times (second without the 3D) coz it focused on what they WANTED me to focus on. it didn`t give me the opportunity to enjoy the moments in the film where your eyes can just wander & explore the rest of the screen. i kinda resented being told what to look at & when...
  49. Profile photo of Manaan
    Manaan Male 13-17
    22 posts
    March 17, 2010 at 1:32 am
    I love 3D movies, but I HATE movies that make poo fly 3 inches away from your face for no reason whatsoever. That`s like watching a play with the actors throwing tennis balls at you every 10 minutes.

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