An Inside Look at Autodesk's New, Robot-Filled Startup Accelerator

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An Inside Look at Autodesk's New, Robot-Filled Startup Accelerator

"But perhaps the greater underlying connection is how Lumii is bringing data into the physical world — which is arguably one of Autodesk’s central purpose. “Any kind of software is ultimately a lot more valuable if you take that data and bring it into the real world and I think that’s what this space is all about,” Baran said." [...]

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Next Big Thing: 3D photographs for magic-less muggles

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Next Big Thing: 3D photographs for magic-less muggles

Harry Potter snaps are here at last? About time us muggles caught up. Not quite, but you’re not that far off. These 3D prints don’t quite move around with their own intelligence and sentient will - but they do give off the strong impression of real 3D objects crammed into flat two dimensional pieces of paper, which is, you know, a solid start and a sort of magic in itself. [...]

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The Future of the Selfie: Your Face As a 3D Hologram

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The Future of the Selfie: Your Face As a 3D Hologram

In a video detailing the Lumii printer, the company’s co-founder and CEO Tom Baran describes the tool’s ability to produce multi-faceted snapshots: “When you print the patterns and layer them on top of one another, you get a 3D effect… And it’s a full parallax image, so that means you can look at it horizontally and turn your head and you’ll look at it vertically and still see the 3D effect.” [...]

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How to print a hologram at home: MIT reveals new system to layer transparent sheets

How to print a hologram at home: MIT reveals new system to layer transparent sheets

Transforming pictures into holograms usually requires a plethora of different materials, lenses and lots of time. But now, a startup run by MIT researchers has made the process much easier with a new kind of 3D hologram that is printed by an inkjet printer. Using an image-processing algorithm, Lumii's technology prints a scanned image into layers on transparent sheets, which are then stacked to create a 3D effect. [...]

Gizmodo: You Can Now Print 3D Holograms on Your Inkjet Printer

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Gizmodo: You Can Now Print 3D Holograms on Your Inkjet Printer

Creating the types of 3D holograms that are used to authenticate products or currency usually requires very expensive, very complex printers. That’s what makes them so hard to counterfeit. But a team of researchers from MIT have created a new kind of 3D hologram that can be printed on the inkjet printer you probably already have sitting on your desk. [...]

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Boston Herald: 3-D display, no glasses

Boston Herald: 3-D display, no glasses

A MassChallenge finalist is making the first commercial light field display engine — better display technology through software that creates a 3-D effect. [...]

MIT News: Glasses-free 3-D projector

MIT News: Glasses-free 3-D projector

New design could also make conventional 2-D video higher in resolution and contrast. Over the past three years, researchers in the Camera Culture group at the MIT Media Lab have steadily refined a design for a glasses-free, multiperspective, 3-D video screen, which they hope could provide a cheaper, more practical alternative to holographic video in the short term. [...]