3D: Back to basics!

The evolution of the 3D has been in constant change since its discovery and creation. Whether it’s the development of 3D movies with the famous glasses (okay we’ll grant you that it’s not the most attractive thing in the world, but they can make your movie 100 times more captivating!) or the use of 3D in games, videos or models, it surprises us constantly. But do you know how it was created?

A very old story

Man has always been interested in 3D. Even before the existence of photography, Humans were trying to make images that recreate the relief perceived in reality. And all began in Greek antiquity. Yes, you heard me right, Antiquity, with Euclid. Known to be the father of geometry, he was already working on 3-dimensional vision and was right about the potential of this mechanism, what a visionary!

1838: the birth of 3D photography!

In 1838, 3D photography was created even before the classical “flat” photography which was one year later. This technique was invented by Charles Wheatstone, a member of the Royal Society of London, and it consisted of placing a set of mirrors restoring the relief of the image. He invented the very first machine, the “stereoscope” allowing us to see the images in relief.

A year later, it is the cinema that is turned upside down thanks to another British, William Friese-Greene, becoming the first photographer to create 3D moving images using cameras. He strongly contributed to the evolution of 3D in the 20th century because he is the one who found the first process to realize 3D films. He registered a patent, still used today by some movie directors… what a star!

As you can see, we have only mentioned the beginning of the process. Over the years, researchers, scientists and engineers have developed other more advanced techniques for even more spectacular results, such as combining the image with the senses, and boom, 4D! Although it took years and years to perfect 3D as we know it today and make it universal, this technology continues to be perfected day by day. But how far can we go?

So what do we say? Thanks to the English!

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