Happy New Years from 3Dwalkthroughs.com

December 31, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com would like to wish all of our family, friends and clients a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. We know that 2009 is sure to bring a lot of challenges, especially as we all try to navigate through the tough economic waters.

As a company we will continue to offer our high quality and innovative 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Floor Plans and 3D Rendering solutions. We also will be launching a few new products in the first and second quarters of 2009 that have not yet been seen in the United States…stay tuned.

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New Stadiums Using 3D Seating Charts

December 27, 2008

As many of the new sports stadiums across the country are being introduced this year, I thought this story would be of interest. This particular story comes out of Kansas City, and pertains to the new 3D seating chart that will allow fans to explore the new features of the Kaufman Stadium scheduled for completion in 2009.

The new 3D seating chart allows fans to access a 3D view from any seating section within the stadium. The 3D seating chart provides panoramic views that allow visitors to control sightlines and zoom in to areas of interest.

Fans can access the new 3D seating chart of the stadium by visiting royals.com.

Source: The Fort Scott Tribune

3Dwalkthroughs.com is hopeful that this same technology will be implemented at the new Citi-Field, Yankee Stadium and Giants/Jets Stadiums. We have used this technology before and it really does help to get a good perspective of the view before making a purchase.


Innovative 3D Webcam

December 24, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com came across a story about a British company, Minoru that has recently introduced an innovative webcam which offers a unique 3D experience. Unlike most webcams that capture regular photos, this new gadget captures still photos and live videos in 3D – which later could be sent over the internet to family and friends.

The new Minoru camera supports several video chat services (including MSN Messenger, AOL IM, and Skype) as well as standalone 3D video capturing and the finished videos can be uploaded onto YouTube. The three-dimensional effect is achieved thanks to the recipient’s “special” 3D glasses.

According to the company it will be on the market around December and will be priced under $100.Perhaps the Minoru webcam could be used to capture a humans movement and help promote a true 3D exergaming environment.

Source: The Future of Things


Innovative 3D Webcam

December 24, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com came across a story about a British company, Minoru that has recently introduced an innovative webcam which offers a unique 3D experience. Unlike most webcams that capture regular photos, this new gadget captures still photos and live videos in 3D – which later could be sent over the internet to family and friends.

The new Minoru camera supports several video chat services (including MSN Messenger, AOL IM, and Skype) as well as standalone 3D video capturing and the finished videos can be uploaded onto YouTube. The three-dimensional effect is achieved thanks to the recipient’s “special” 3D glasses.

According to the company it will be on the market around December and will be priced under $100.Perhaps the Minoru webcam could be used to capture a humans movement and help promote a true 3D exergaming environment.

Source: The Future of Things


3D Monitor For Gamers Available in Select Retail Stores

December 20, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com is excited to try out iz3D inc’s 22 inch 3D gaming monitor which has just been made available in select retail stores. iZ3D’s gaming display products are now being offered nationwide in Fry’s Electronics Incorporated® and Micro Center® stores.

“The move to retail is another milestone in our pursuit of bringing 3D to the home market,” stated Thomas Striegler, CEO of iZ3D Inc. “Seeing games displayed with our 3D monitor startles the imagination and shatters memories of bad 3D from 1950s theatrical effects and headache prone shutter glasses,” he adds.

“You have to see it to understand it the first time, and selling our 3D monitor though retail represents an inflection point for the emerging 3D industry,” said Striegler. Previously the 3D monitor was only available in online stores making it impossible to try before buying.

Source: msnbc.com

The monitor appears to be selling at a suggested retail price of $399.00. We will let you know if it is as impressive as it sounds after we have a chance to try it…now we just have to find one of those specialty retail stores and hope that it is not as crazy as all the other stores are at the moment.


New York in 3D – Google Earth Style

December 18, 2008


3Dwalkthroughs.com has not visited NYC in google earth for a while, but after being alerted by an article on Information Week, we decided to stop by for a visit.

I must say, the 3D version of NYC in Google Earth has come a loooooong way in the last year. Basically, Google has completed nearly every building in Manhattan Island for Google Earth. Just fly to “New York City” and turn on the 3D Buildings layer in Google Earth.

Source: Google Earth Blog

As the 3D landscape of many US cites continue to get populated with very high quality 3D representations, we believe the usage of Google Earth is set to explode.

Apparently Google has filled in the gaps left by the modelers who created the rest of the 3D buildings in NYC. To view NYC in Google Earth, fly to “New York City” and turn on the 3D Buildings layer.


New York in 3D – Google Earth Style

December 18, 2008


3Dwalkthroughs.com has not visited NYC in google earth for a while, but after being alerted by an article on Information Week, we decided to stop by for a visit.

I must say, the 3D version of NYC in Google Earth has come a loooooong way in the last year. Basically, Google has completed nearly every building in Manhattan Island for Google Earth. Just fly to “New York City” and turn on the 3D Buildings layer in Google Earth.

Source: Google Earth Blog

As the 3D landscape of many US cites continue to get populated with very high quality 3D representations, we believe the usage of Google Earth is set to explode.

Apparently Google has filled in the gaps left by the modelers who created the rest of the 3D buildings in NYC. To view NYC in Google Earth, fly to “New York City” and turn on the 3D Buildings layer.