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WingedOne
02-27-2006, 02:00 AM
I guess this would count as CG News.

Not the Heliodisplay as mentioned in a previous thread.

Apparently this works by using infrared pulsed laser beams to create tiny little balls of plasma.

http://www.aist.go.jp/aist_e/latest_research/2006/20060210/20060210.html

Still very primitive, but interesting, none the less.

omega3d
02-27-2006, 02:29 AM
That is amazing... So they are able to project 3D dot arrays in actual life? Well, its a first step to a 3D world of computer graphics. Awesom!

paul.yan
02-27-2006, 03:37 AM
All I can say is.. Pong!! :bounce:

harlan_hill
02-27-2006, 04:04 AM
Interesting.


Another interesting "images in the air" concept of a few years back, when the band U2 were putting together the stage design, etc... for the PopMart Tour. They did some experiments in developing very large "beachball" like devices which the audience would bounce around and the live footage from the concert cameras was somehow projected onto the surface of the "beachballs". The idea was to have a bunch of these "videoballs" getting bounced around the audience, but it proved to be too expensive.

cool stuff though.

SpiralFace
02-27-2006, 05:41 AM
:eek:

thats amazing!

I whould love to see what that technology looks like in 20 years.

harlan_hill
02-27-2006, 05:53 AM
:eek:

thats amazing!

I whould love to see what that technology looks like in 20 years.


Yeah, definitely!!! It'll be in high-definition. ;)

pogonip
02-27-2006, 07:58 AM
This was already posted

ares623
02-27-2006, 08:08 AM
duuude!! that's sweeet.... :thumbsup:

JoeBananas
02-27-2006, 10:21 AM
Wow, that does look very cool! but isn't plasma super heated gas? each one of those dots could have a temperature of a few thousand degrees!

jussing
02-27-2006, 10:50 AM
"Help me, Obi-wan Kenobi... you're my only hope".

WingedOne
02-27-2006, 12:26 PM
This was already posted

Sorry, I didn't see it. :(

Here's the original thread:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=319655&highlight=images+air

jussing
02-27-2006, 12:46 PM
Dammit, somebody in the original thread beat me to it. :D

Maybe finally princess leia can get her message to obi!