Anybody in the computer animation industry can vouch as to how much work it is to recreate realistic environments. Autodesk is close to unveiling a new piece of software called Photofly that combines a series of photographs to create a 3 dimensional model. This type of program could revolutionize the virtual travel industry since it would significantly reduce the amount of work it would take to recreate areas of interest from around the world.
Archive for May, 2011
I never get tired of watching space shuttles travel into outer space, and this video is no exception. Watch Endeavour’s last mission from the point of view the shuttles two rocket booster cameras.
We’ve featured the work of Craig Shimala before, but his newest video is just as interesting to watch. Chicago skylines become abstract art when timelapse videos are mirrored along the horizon.
Nikon has filed a patent infringement suit against Sigma regarding the sale of interchangeable lenses with vibration reduction. Previous attempts to resolve the issue were unsuccessful, which is why the lawsuit is being launched. Read more about the details after the jump.
Apparently Instagram is more popular than everyone realized. They recently announced they have more than 4 million users, and that 10 new photographs are uploaded every second of the day. By my calculations, that’s 864,000 photographs being uploaded every single day.
Here is a FANTASTIC video narrated by Henri Cartier-Bresson in which he talks about his photographs, and photography in general. It doesn’t take long to appreciate the experience and wisdom of his thoughts. The video is 20 minutes long and is worth watching in it’s entirety.