Now showing: a 19th century painting… in 3D!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Monday 14 April 2014

While vacationing in Napflion, Greece, digital artist Zsolt Ekho Farkas was challenged by his wife to recreate a 19th century painting in 3D. And as you know, gentlemen, whenever your wife challenges you to render a 19th century painting into a 3D masterpiece, you never back down! It took him two months to turn Benczur […]

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Photographer puts paint on a speaker, blasts loud music, and snaps the results

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Music on Tuesday 18 February 2014

What does music look like? Certainly not a bunch of notes and lines like we previously believed. Actually it looks more like a 3D Jackson Pollock painting. The images of multi-coloured globs of paint are from the man they call the ‘3D Jackson Pollock’, artist Martin Klimas. To find out what sound looks like, he placed a transparent scrim over the diaphragm of a speaker.

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Amazing 3D book illustrations by Yusuke Oono

Lauren Shields Reader Find

By Lauren Shields in New Art on Saturday 18 January 2014

Yusuke Oono creates incredible 360°Books; beautiful 3D ‘sculptures’ which tell a story. Each book is a colourful and beautifully delicate representation of its story, with the most enchanting silhouettes.

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New shape-changing tech will revolutionize computer interaction

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Sean Follmer and Daniel Leithinger, both PhD students at MIT, have created a device that converts digital content into a tangible 3D format. InFORM is designed to be a physical means of displaying imagery, rather than the illusionistic three-dimensionality of a standard hologram. According to its designers, inFORM is ideal for controlling media, illustrating bar […]

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Hell yeah, we’d like to be scared while ordering our food, please

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 15 August 2013

Somehow Japan always manages to pull off the coolest stunts. In conjunction with the release of horror film sequel Sadako 3D 2, the marketing peops hooked up with a restaurant in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, and got service staff to dress up as the iconic film ghoul and lunge out at customers from behind the counter. Presumably […]

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Your very own mini-me: lifelike 3D models by Twinkind

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Products on Friday 9 August 2013

I had the Thunderbirds, He Man, Marvel characters. Jeeze, I think I even had a Ken. Did you ever wish that you ever had a model of yourself? Well, if you did, now it’s possible thanks to the state of the art tech that Twinkind have developed. The 3D scanning and printing results in amazingly […]

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3D doodling, the old-school way

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 31 July 2013

Haha, this is fun. What with all these snazzy 3D doodling tools that have been popping up all over the world of late like weasels, we just stumbled on this 3-D doodling kit from Fred Flare that takes an old-school approach to 3D illusions, so all you have to do is doodle with the two-pencilled […]

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Stress molecule looks kind of blue

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 27 July 2013

Take a cold, hard look at the picture. Yep, that’s what a stress molecule looks like; or to be more precise, that’s what the 3D structure of the protein receptor that mediates our fallible response to stress looks like. The detailed structure was captured by a bunch of researchers from a drug company using an […]

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If Barbie had the measurements of a real woman

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Thursday 4 July 2013

By now, we all know that Barbie’s figure is impossible to achieve in real life, so Pennsylvania-based artist Nikolay Lamm decided to show us what Barbie would look like if she had the measurements of a real woman. Lamm made a 3D model using the measurements of an average 19-year-old, and photographed it next to […]

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Tweets as 3D topography

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Twitter’s data visualization scientist Nicolas Belmonte converted every geotagged tweet — billions in total — ever recorded into an interactive 3D model dubbed ‘Andes’. You can even choose from multiple terrains to display the visualizations. These are really beautiful.

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3D animals painted in layers of resin by Keng Lye

Jack Larbalestier Reader Find

By Jack Larbalestier in New Art on Friday 7 June 2013

Occasionally, I come across things that completely blow my mind: this was one of them. Part of me simply refused to believe that these were painted. The attention to detail and the lifelike quality is a skill that can only be admired.

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Boy’s sex fantasies in videogame style 3D for the new Is Tropical music video

Nicola Smanio Contributor

By Nicola Smanio in Video on Thursday 30 May 2013

In this brilliant, and perhaps a little disturbing, video for Is Tropical, the crazy heads at Megaforce came up with the idea of showing a boy’s sexual fantasies… videogame style! It gets crazier and crazier (too crazy perhaps?) as the video goes on, so much so that it’s actually been banned from YouTube.

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Amazing 3D Colour Ultrasound of babies

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 2 May 2013

I’ve always found it strange the way proud soon-to-be-parents will show off their child’s ultrasound. They Oooh and Awww over it and even point out cute features of their baby. The thing is, let’s be honest, those ultrasounds aren’t very flattering. Black and white ultrasounds are blurry and flat. But get ready, it’s possible to […]

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3D scanner will clone your objects with ease

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 24 April 2013

Wow, this is completely bonkers. The Photon, a 3D scanner that’s positioned by Toronto-based Matterform as the world’s first, truly affordable 3D scanner for anyone, basically lets, well, anyone take a physical object and turn it into a digital 3D model. The possibilities are seemingly endless there: print out the model as a 3D replication […]

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Yuki Matsueda’s new art series literally jumps out of the frame

Valerie Auersperg Reader Find

By Valerie Auersperg in New Art on Wednesday 10 April 2013

I really liked Japanese artist Yuki Matsueka’s 3D art series, Be Ready To Run, from the moment I saw it. The pieces are literally jumping out of their frame, only to be held back by Plexiglass. It seems like he magically froze time and put it in a frame.

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