: A sketching interface for 3D freeform design (in Java). Noodle around with the online applet
(see the tutorial
for instructions; there's also a demo
in .avi format), or download the program so you can save your creations. An even niftier upgrade is available, SmoothTeddy
), but SmoothTeddy doesn't have an online version to play with.
posted by Gator
on Feb 22, 2006 -
Ever have trouble visualizing
how the solar system is put together, how the orbits work, how everything is positioned relative to everything else? This site helps you see how we think it all fits together.
posted by Fozzie
on Jun 22, 2005 -
- the largest online art contests of their kind, where artists are challenged to create outstanding artworks based upon set themes, while working under restrictions. For CG students, an additional bonus is the view of the creation process.
posted by Gyan
on May 23, 2005 -
, the Oscar winner for Best Short Film, is a canadian 3d and 2d animated masterpiece. I wish I could provide more than the material already provided by Andy Baio, but I just felt like you all should see this. It's the true story of Ryan Landis
, a brilliant artist devastated by the real world. It's also the story of his impact on the director. That really doesn't do it justice. Please just click. apology inside
posted by shmegegge
on Mar 1, 2005 -
is an interesting JAVA web-app offered by NASA which gives a 3D interactive display of over 500 satellites currently orbiting the Earth.
posted by numlok
on Feb 16, 2005 -
Use the free 7 day trial while it's available!
This lil program lets you zoom in pretty darn close on just about any spot in the world. And it is FREAKING COOL. I don't have much better commentary than that, sorry. You can zoom around to your favorite locations, tilt the camera, show all road names, rotate views - and once you've got a bunch of stuff plugged in its really neat to just click between them and watch the flyby.
I can't believe this isn't a double post, but couldn't find it on search. Have fun!
posted by glenwood
on Nov 21, 2004 -
Just saw a video from thes folks as a between shows filler on PBS. Remember Herbie Hancock's robotic music video from the mid-80s? This is classical music but even cooler--no hands used in playing--endorsed by Jon Anderson and Alan Parsons.
posted by billsaysthis
on Jul 22, 2004 -
You've already pushed a hapless dummy down the stairs.
Now you can see what happens when that same guy gets behind the wheel
- or at least inside the cab - of a truck speeding toward a wall. Scant on documentation, but not hard to figure out (the 1 and 2 sliders control the position of two ramps). Anyone find a good technique for a high score? (2 MB Windows .exe)
posted by wanderingmind
on Aug 3, 2003 -
is another online art collective. This time, the artists specialize in using 3D rendering tools. (Note: some images may not be safe for work.)
posted by crunchland
on Jul 25, 2003 -
Pixar's newest kid flick good enough for adults, Finding Nemo
was proceeded by a "classic" Pixar short, KnickKnack.
The weird thing is that they felt compelled to change 2 characters (the "bathing beauty" and the mermaid) from a ridiculously geometric, cartoony bosomy shape to flat chested. What gives here?
This reminds me of the changes Spielberg made in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,
and of course, the regrettable Greedo shooting incident
in Lucas' Star Wars: A New Hope.
My question is: When is it right to change an existing work, for whatever reason?
posted by jpburns
on Jun 1, 2003 -
Some Friday Fun
"Banja is destined for everyone. Here, it is not a question of conquering, but of evolving within a whole way of life and of discovering its mysteries." Not a game for the bandwidth-challenged, unless you're REALLY patient.
posted by TheFarSeid
on Oct 25, 2002 -
Remember Bullet Time
? Remember how it got damn annoying from overuse really quickly? When was the last time you saw something neat done with it?
Take a look at Lumasol
posted by Su
on Sep 12, 2002 -
The next wave in Filmmaking?
This summer, the Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences, along with NVIDIA, will hold the world's first Machinima Film Festival
on August 17th in Mesquite, Texas.
Machinima is, simply stated, filmmaking within a real-time virtual 3D environment.
In an expanded definition, it is the convergence of filmmaking, animation & game development. Machinima is a very cost- & time-efficient way to produce films.
posted by lilboo
on Jul 12, 2002 -
from NOAA of the crater at ground zero, engineers are using them to find the location of elevators and support structures located beneath the rubble.
posted by owillis
on Oct 2, 2001 -
Center of the World
is a dynamic flash site that takes the viewer into a strip club where he (or she i s'pose) can interact with girls. it's pseudo 3D and there are some other nifty things the creators did to make the experience seem live. It may be soft core porn, but it's really high tech softcore porn with a spiffy interface (found on markside
posted by Zebulun
on Apr 6, 2001 -
Shockwave 3D Beta
- Yet another re-entry into the world of Web 3D, this one long-heralded. It definitely looks a lot nicer than the last one
we discussed here, but details on authoring are sketchy. Though it's pretty, it still doesn't really answer the question - is there a need/demand for Web3D?
posted by kokogiak
on Apr 6, 2001 -
JDoom. Get this.
It's a patch for Doom that allows for 3D acceleration, dynamic lighting, free mouse looking, and remapping keys. Works with ANY
version of Doom. Simply Unzip the file
[737k] into your Doom dir and run JDoom.bat (for OpenGL mode). It also supports D3D (I'll explain inside). Some screenshots: 1 2 3
. Doom shareware is available here
posted by grank
on Jan 1, 2001 -