Thursday, June 26, 2008


Three-Dimensional High-Definition Television isn't here for all of us yet but we know it is on the way. It will take some time to get the technology, quality, price, and available content where they need to be but you can be fairly confident that students in our schools now will be watching and creating 3D HD TV by the time they graduate. What will they need to know to create content and design images in this format? How can we help students be ready for the future they will be living in?

The future of media design is in 3D. DreamWorks Animation Studio plans to release all its films in 3-D starting in 2009. This technology has threatened to sweep the world many times over the past few years but new technologies are finally ready to launch the true era of high-def 3D for movies, games, TV and more.

This isn't what we remember about having to wear those red and blue glasses to watch 3D movies in theaters. A new 3D technology called the Vortex Home Entertainment System has a library of 500 current PC based games titles converted to flawless 3D, and even the ability to convert 2D live television into 3D live television, as well as pre-recorded movies on DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD. Other technologies are sure to follow.

Design Education students interested in media design might want to begin learning all they can about 3D design.

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