Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Classic paintings viewed "in 3D"

Thanks to amazing computer technology, these classic paintings of the Old Masters have been extruded in 3D, allowing us to view them from all angles.

Check it out:



Okay, so it's a spoof and an advert for Samsung's 3D TV sets. The product it's advertising is dumb (more on that below.) But it's well done, both the visual work and the humour.

A digression about 3D TV and films:

I think the idea of "3D" television is dumb - forcing you to wear those annoying glasses at home on your couch, and forcing you to sit at a specific spot in order to see the effects.
Until we can watch 3D television without glasses and with a wider viewing angle, and until the equipment is cheaper (a hundred bucks for the glasses? really?) I'm not interested.

Actually I'm getting tired of every action or fantasy movie being released in 3D. Not that I don't like the tech ; I was excited about Avatar long before it was released, because it was filmed specifically for that effect.
Not so with this recent spew of patched-up movies. Clash of the Titans and Alice in Wonderland have no reason to make me pay extra and wear glasses. The 3D was seldom present and badly implemented.

So I think this advertisement, spoof aside, is promising more than it will deliver. But it's still a fun video.

(Video found via Gizmodo via b3ta via The Daily What)

1 hollabacks:

ShArM said...

"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Samsung Electronics"
Just thought you should know :).
Btw I agree that 3D TV’s are overrated. But I read statistics in AlBalad newspaper that although the prices are high - 4,000$ per unit- these TV’s are popular in Lebanon. I guess the new “prestige” is to have a 3D TV and to wear special glasses in your own home!