Saturday, February 28, 2009

"MEDIA:Avatar debuts in iMAX 3D"

More details are leaking out about the 3D science fiction animation called Avatar. The animated film portrays exotic life and scenery that is literally out-of-this world especially in iMAX 3D. Director of the Titanic, James Cameron, claims to have spent 10 years crating this, his latest stereoscopic movie. Weta Digital, known for its work in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "King Kong" has incorporated new computer generated image method that transforms real environments and characters into photorealistic 3D scenes rich with imaginative vistas. Avatar tells the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. An Avatar is a human mind in an alien body, and stars Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, and Michelle Rodriguez.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"HARDWARE: Gesture control enabled by 3-D sensor"

Emerging consumer electronics applications have prompted smart 3-D sensor chip maker Canesta Inc. to adapt its 3-D CMOS image technology from automotive applications to a new consumer version of its 3-D image processing chip. The new chip is designed to inject new features into consumer products, ranging from gesture control for TVs to chroma-key image mixing that eliminates the need for a green background screen.