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(1) For stereoscopic 3D concepts, see 3D visualization and 3D rendering.

(2) (3Dimensional) Objects that are rendered visually on paper, film or on screen in three planes representing width, height and depth (X, Y and Z). In the computer, a 2D drawing program can be used to illustrate a 3D object; however, in order to interactively rotate an object in all axes, it must be created as a 3D drawing in a 3D drawing program. See 3D modeling, 3D animation and 3D graphics. Contrast with 2D.

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Zone, perhaps the foremost 3-D historian, followed his aforementioned volume with one covering 1953-2009, entitled 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema.
Julie Turnock's article, "Removing the Pane of Glass: The Hobbit, 3-D High Frame Rate Filmmaking, and the Rhetoric of Digital Convergence," provides a historical analysis of high frame rate filmmaking (HFR) as a special effect technique that has been used most recently by the industry as one of several promotional strategies for both enhancing the experience of 3-D and mitigating viewer skepticism that this experience is worth the higher ticket prices charged to see a film in this format.
Like many seasoned moviegoers, Scorsese has lived through earlier fads of 3-D.
SPECTRONIQ 3-D's CEO Leo Chen commented, "The impact of 3-D on consumer electronics is going to be the biggest paradigm shift in decades.
Two dimensions are bigger than life; with 3-D, you get close to it.
Patrons will receive, as a special souvenir, lightweight glasses to view the 3-D version of "Meet the Robinsons," which will be showing at the following Clearview Cinemas locations starting Friday, March 30, 2007:
Shamrock's confidence in our platform and business model is a clear message to the industry and consumers that next-generation 3-D is already here and is becoming increasingly available at movie theaters and cineplexes in the U.
Wilmers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ballantyne, commented, "We are pleased to extend our partnership with REAL D to deliver state of the art 3-D digital projection solutions to our longstanding customer, Regal Entertainment Group.
Pictures will offer audiences an immersive motion picture experience unlike anything they've seen before as the film is presented in REAL D and other large-format 3-D theaters day-and-date with its 35mm release, it was announced today by Jim Tharp, president of Paramount Pictures distribution.
Both CEOs agreed to continue to work together towards making this a 3-D movie world.
21) Ultra-hip 3-D glasses and six 3-D comic books featuring the adventures of the Spy Kids movie.
locations, National Amusements leaps ahead by installing REAL D Digital 3-D projection systems offering patrons the opportunity to enjoy the newest 3D technology for the March 30th opening of MEET THE ROBINSONS