3D bunny image created by researchers using three projectors and fog

By Posted 18 Mar 2011, 17:58

With the way television technology is going it seems that the next step in visual graphics would be the projection of a hologram or an actual 3D object with 360 degree viewing angles. Let’s not get carried away though, it was only yesterday that we brought you news of Samsung’s glasses free 3D LCD TV.

Holograms are something you only expect to see in sci-fi movies right? Well apparently not anymore it seems. With the aid of some fog and three Pico projectors a group of students from the Osaka University were able to create the effect of a hologram with a 3D image being projected on the amongst the fog.

Although Fog Projectors have been around for years the technology is fairly restricted and only 2D images are capable of being projected at one time. This is why when three projectors are used at once showing three different angles of the same image the illusion of a 3D object is created. The news comes from an article at DigiInfo TV.

In the article it explains that the fog is concentrated to one area and the three projected images also focus on the same area. The fog then acts as a parallax barrier so whatever angle you look at the image you are only seeing one angle at a time. If the number of images being projected was increased the illusion would be even more effective.

Check out the video we have below of the image being projected. What do you think of this use of fog projecting? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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