AEXA Aerospace of Houston, Texas USA is embracing the Microsoft HoloLens to create 3D holographic representations of hardware and intuitive procedures to help streamline training and operations aboard the International Space Station. As of 2017 Microsoft says that HoloLens sales are in the thousands, admittedly a small number. However with companies like AEXA embracing the product, is a developer market for high quality content far off? What do you think?
One of the cool things about NASA is that in the last 10 years they have become a little less anal about their work product. They have opened an entire resource library dedicated to 3D visualizations. Everything from highly realistic graphic 3D models of the Eta Carinae Homunculas nebula (Clearly they are still working on creating cool names for space stuff) to an exact topographical map of the mars surface including rover paths which can be 3D printed.
Barring the usual open source limitations, all of the materials are royalty free and available for download just in time for your kid's next science project.
Stumbled on this 3D video compiled for what looks like a number of different ocean aquariums. The quality is excellent, but make sue you select 1080p for resolution if your player doesn't default to that. Oh - and you need your red/blue glasses.
Optometry Australia says small children should not watch films and TV in 3D, because it could make the under sixes feel headachy, tired and nauseous, and how it could impact their eyes in the long term was still unknown.
Here's a short 3D Movie from Aenima.hu. It's the story of a lost baby T-Rex, Rexy, finding his way in an unsafe world. The animation is excellent - though the voice of the T-Rex did wear on me a tad. You'll need your red/blue glasses to view this in 3D.
Our friend Jeff Boller, AKA "Simple Carnival" has released a nice video from his 3D for Kids workshop. For those of you new to 3D or want to learn more about the technology, Jeff has a great presentation that gets quite in depth while still easy enough for kids to understand.
This is worth checking out on a Wednesday. Lee Mansis pieced together a 3D compilation of pole dancing (yes!) and aerial hoop dancing (YES!) for what he thinks is the definitive tribute. I'm not saying it completely safe for work either, so wait until you get home... Or at least turn the sound down.