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Dassault Takes a 3D Trip Back in Time

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Giza 3D
Cadman-LT   5/31/2012 8:30:39 AM
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Such a great use of 3d..and so cool! I finally have a legitimate reason to get a 3D TV. 

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Beth Stackpole   5/31/2012 9:24:29 AM
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Crazy, isn' it. I expect these 3D experiences to come fast and furiously. There are some really unbelievable applications in terms of presenting a multi-faceted, immersive learning experience, whether it's taking a trip back in historical times or using the 3D tools to deliver learning experiences around engineering practices, medical procedures, etc.

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Cadman-LT   5/31/2012 10:13:10 AM
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Yep, crazy for sure. I agree with you. I cannot imagine what things will be like in 5-10 years...just incredible.

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Re: Giza 3D
Cadman-LT   5/31/2012 10:23:16 AM
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Take all of the 3D, combined with something like the new LEAP...hard to imagine what it will all lead to. It should prove to be very interesting though! From an engineering point it could and probably will totally change how things are designed. And that's just one thing. 

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Beth Stackpole   6/1/2012 7:30:35 AM
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Spot on, Cadman-LT. The combination of 3D technologies and the new haptics and user input devices like the Leap (all of which are taking a page from the gaming industry) are really pushing the 3D envelope. We'll see that experience translated into immersive virtual experiences like Giza and other historical endeavors, but will also see it making its way into full-blown engineering environments that will make the whole design experience much more interactive and immersive without having to have access to a multi-million virtual reality CAVE.

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Ann R. Thryft   5/31/2012 1:26:09 PM
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Beth, thanks for reporting on this. As an archaeology fan and student, I think 3D and virtual reality are great technologies for teaching, especially about the past.

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Charles Murray   5/31/2012 7:26:28 PM
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I agree, Cadman-LT. This is the first time I've ever been tempted to buy a 3-D TV.

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Charles Murray   6/1/2012 5:59:08 PM
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I don't know if this is a good thing or bad thing, but with this technology, I may be taking a few future international vacations from my easy chair.  

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For Star Trek fans
GlennA   5/31/2012 8:49:28 AM
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So, the HoloDeck is nearing reality ?  Science Fiction becoming Science Fact ?

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naperlou   5/31/2012 10:44:53 PM
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That seems to be the idea.  I worked on a military project where they would have like to have had such a model of the battlefield.  Back then we assumed that we would use holographic technology to do this.

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The Future of Modeling
Cadman-LT   7/4/2012 5:44:01 AM
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This might sound crazy, but what if. What if in the future an artist, say a sculpturist(?) instead of making a "real" model has a 3d hologram piece of clay. He/she sculpts that, with the help of a LEAP type input device, then just exports that hologram to a file and has it printed via a 3d printer. Am I crazy? Even if I am that sounds pretty neat to me.

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Cadman-LT   7/4/2012 5:49:55 AM
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It would be as if...instead of opening up a Photoshop file and giving it dimensions, you open up a hologram file and give it 3d dimensions. So you start with a given piece of clay. Future of modeling?

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Cadman-LT   7/4/2012 5:51:44 AM
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Of for those of you thinking that you would miss the "feel" do not forget haptic feedback that could be incorporated into a LEAP device.

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Beth Stackpole   7/5/2012 7:26:19 AM
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I think you're envisioning a definite possibility, perhaps not now, but definitely somewhere soon in the future. I don't think technology is the barrier--it's more getting people comfortable working within these kinds of new paradigms.

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Cadman-LT   7/6/2012 8:23:05 AM
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I know it isn't feasible now. I was just thinking how cool that would be. All of this new 3d tech maybe in 10 years? I just really liked the idea of opening up a program like Photoshop, but instead you get a clay piece to play with....I just like that idea.

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Cadman-LT   7/6/2012 8:31:05 AM
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I like the idea so much I almost can't stop thinking about it! You would have tools like Photoshop. A knife, a hand, a smudge......I can just imagine it. Give me a couple million, I'll make it happen...lol

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Beth Stackpole   7/6/2012 8:32:39 AM
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@Cadman-LT: Sounds like you're in need of a good VC. Got any connections?

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Cadman-LT   7/6/2012 8:35:09 AM
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What is a VC?

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Cadman-LT   7/6/2012 8:37:15 AM
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venture capitalist? is that the right term?

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Beth Stackpole   7/6/2012 8:37:33 AM
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Venture capitalist--you know, a money guy (or girl).

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Cadman-LT   7/6/2012 8:43:04 AM
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I was correct then, but no I do not have one. Any ideas there? I love this idea. I just think, you combine some of this tech in ways that are not being done...and this could happen.

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Re: The Future of Modeling
Cadman-LT   8/2/2012 1:01:35 PM
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Maya I think would make a good platform for it. For the arists. Then soldiworks would also be good for engineers.

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Cadman-LT   8/2/2012 1:05:20 PM
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I also saw a show that had a segment on the xbox kinect(LEAP not out yet) and they were basically showing all of these new uses that people were developing for it.  I didn't see anyone with my idea...hehe..not yet. Someone's probably already read this and is dev'ing it now! :)

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