A new, truly 360-degree 3-D display has been developed by researchers at Osaka University. The fog display is created by three projectors each beaming a different image into a column of thin fog, making the resulting image appear 3-dimensional from all angles. This technique means that viewers can physically walk around the display to see it from different vantage points without losing the 3-D effect.
As we see in the video, the image quality is still a little shaky, but researchers say their next step is to make the technology "more stable." Applications for the 360-Degree Observable Fog Display are not exactly clear, but researcher Asuka Yagi says in the video that they hope to apply it in "healthcare and entertainment." The project was inspired by amusement park fog displays, so we can only hope that means one day your children will be taking pictures with 3-D fog princesses at theme parks.
Star Wars holographic displays anyone?
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How about a tabletop version. The cameras would be embedded in the table, and the fog will rise from the table. So you won't have separate components all over the place. Let me know when its ready, and put my name on the order list.
interesting concept. Now can we make the rabbit larger...?
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The concept is cool, but why do you need fog? Why not use a highly transmissive glass cylinder? Or a denser gas in a very thin plastic tube.
Unless the museum display was interactive and you could touch and walk through it the fog seems difficult to manage. Then again, it has been a while since I've been to an amusement park.
Fog enabled holograms just like in that show SeaQuest.
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Couldn't they use something other than moving fog to project the picture on? Like some aerogel or other similar almost transparent material which scatters light similarly to fog. It would make the image less jittery.