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57 Innovations in 3-D

From 'Iron Man 2' to Pablo Picasso

— October 15, 2008 — Pop Culture
In a recent interview with Collider, Stan Lee and John Favreau divulged their interest in shooting ‘Iron Man 2’ in 3-D for IMAX screens. Making such an influential comic book character into a 3-D movie sequel would be an incredible addition to an ever-expanding niche that now includes tattoos, fine art and interior design.

While the decision to make ‘Iron Man 2’ in 3-D will come down to cost, 3-D doesn’t always have to be expensive. You can take the Disney World Google Earth tour and virtually explore the grounds for free, or skateboard over Philadelphia’s painted 3-D speed bumps for a thrill that doesn’t cost a dime.

3-D armor would look fantastic in ‘Iron Man 2,’ however. Joshua Heineman’s artwork in the cluster below takes 2-D photos and turns them into 3-D animated art. Imagine how War Machine and Iron Man would look if they were similarly rendered in 3-D!

The 58 three-dimensional innovations and art in this cluster permeate every industry. While we’ll have to wait to see if ‘Iron Man 2’ makes the transition into 3-D, the ideas below have all been implemented successfully.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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A Little Closer To Mainstream 3-D
A Little Closer To Mainstream 3-D
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56
3D Digital Dissections
3D Digital Dissections
Cyber Hearts
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55
Yahoo News To Be Delivered In 3-D
Yahoo News To Be Delivered In 3-D
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54
3-D Modelled Lamps
3-D Modelled Lamps
Flight 815 : Flight of the Fireflies
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53
Pablo Picasso in 3-D
Pablo Picasso in 3-D
Digitalized Guernica Painting
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52
Interactive 3D Tourist Info
Interactive 3D Tourist Info
Helsinki CityWall
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51
3-D Virtual Reality
3-D Virtual Reality
The Third Eye
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50
3-D Display Cubes (UPDATE)
3-D Display Cubes (UPDATE)
Seekway's LED Cubes
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49
Art in 3D
Art in 3D
Highmath Exhibition & Arkitip Mag Viewmaster Issue
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48
3D Social Networks
3D Social Networks
Google "Lively"
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47
3D Medical Simulators
3D Medical Simulators
PerioSim for Dental Students
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46
3-D Vehicle Navigation System
3-D Vehicle Navigation System
Virtual Cable
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45
Digital Hi-Def 3-D
Digital Hi-Def 3-D
Angelina Jolie in BeoWulf
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44
Virtual Cities
Virtual Cities
GeoSimCities 3D Philadelphia Tours
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43
Innovative Stereoscopic 3D Music Videos
Innovative Stereoscopic 3D Music Videos
Bjork's Wanderlust
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42
Fully Immersed 3-D World
Fully Immersed 3-D World
EON ICUBE
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41
Retro Photos Animated in 3D
Retro Photos Animated in 3D
Joshua Heineman's 3D Awesomeness (ANIMATION)
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40
3D Monitors
3D Monitors
Zalman ZM-M220W Lets You Switch from 2D to 3D
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39
Iconic 3D Wall Art
Iconic 3D Wall Art
The 'I Love NY' Poster
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38
Photography Breakthrough
Photography Breakthrough
New Camera Chip Takes 3D Photos
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37
iTunes 3D Visualizer- Magnetosphere
iTunes 3D Visualizer- Magnetosphere
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36
3-D Tongues
3-D Tongues
Japanese Subway Ads
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35
Disney Google Earth Tour
Disney Google Earth Tour
3D Virtual Disney World (UPDATE)
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34
Saving Movie Theaters
Saving Movie Theaters
3D Films to Become Mainstream?
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33
3D LCD Table Menu
3D LCD Table Menu
TEC Tobidasu Menu
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32
Handheld 3-D Hologram Machine
Handheld 3-D Hologram Machine
Fake, But Lets Call it Today's Daydream
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31
3D Virtual Chat
3D Virtual Chat
Vivaty Brings Your Facebook Friends to Life
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30
3-D Paper Figurines
3-D Paper Figurines
Bert Simons' Sculptures
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29
Woven 3D Animals
Woven 3D Animals
Louise Weaver's Needlepoint Take on Taxidermy
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28
Virtual Reality Web Browsing
Virtual Reality Web Browsing
ExitReality 3D Web Browser
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27
3-D Parking Garage Signs
3-D Parking Garage Signs
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26
Preview Your Tattoo in 3-D
Preview Your Tattoo in 3-D
Tuvie.com
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25
3D Travel Websites
3D Travel Websites
'OnionMap' 3-D City Exploring
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24
3-D Sci-Fi Art
3-D Sci-Fi Art
Amazing Deviant Art by Fredy Wenzel
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23
3-D Home Surfaces
3-D Home Surfaces
Mercury Drop "‘Ripple’" Tables by Lee J Rowland
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22
3D Magazine Issue With Mosaics
3D Magazine Issue With Mosaics
SI Swimsuit Edition Has Kid's Games
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21
Fake Speed Bumps
Fake Speed Bumps
Philadelphia Using Psychedelic 3-D Tricks to Slow You Down
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20
Beijing Olympics on Google Earth
Beijing Olympics on Google Earth
3D Aerials of China
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19
Rebel 3D Fashion Makes Statement
Rebel 3D Fashion Makes Statement
Viktor & Rolf 'NO' Show
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18
Bones as 3D Typography
Bones as 3D Typography
"Hurry Up" Floating Text
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17
Vintage Photos in 3D
Vintage Photos in 3D
Remastered Old Photos
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16
3D Pet Portraits
3D Pet Portraits
Personalized Felt Dog Toys
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15
3D Glasses Inspired Fashion
3D Glasses Inspired Fashion
Blue/Red Anaglyph Style
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14
Sex Toys Get Cartoonish
Sex Toys Get Cartoonish
The Wormie, 3D Kama Sutra and Mooing Thong
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13
Deceptive Architecture
Deceptive Architecture
3D Murals
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12
3D LED Window Displays
3D LED Window Displays
Harrod's "Senses" Campaign
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11
3-D Art Made of Books
3-D Art Made of Books
Su Blackwell's Book-Cut Sculptures
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10
Optical Illusion Decor
Optical Illusion Decor
Felice Varini's 3D Rooms
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9
Fashion Lego Sculptures
Fashion Lego Sculptures
Neiman Marcus Life Size 3D Portraits
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8
Color-Changing 3D Wall Panels
Color-Changing 3D Wall Panels
Heat-Sensitive Fabric Responds to Touch and Temperature
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7
3-D Light Graffiti
3-D Light Graffiti
Illuminated Calligraphy Art
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6
Mini Recycled Yachts
Mini Recycled Yachts
3D Plywood Luxury Boat
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5
3D Wall Coverings
3D Wall Coverings
Hanna Nyman Peel-Back Wallpaper
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4
3D Murals 2
3D Murals 2
Fine Art Graffitti (UPDATE)
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3
3D Textured Tiles
3D Textured Tiles
Impronta Ceramic Wall Tiles
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2
3D Illusion Chalk Drawings II
3D Illusion Chalk Drawings II
The Work of Kurt Wenner
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1
3D Tattoos
3D Tattoos
Animated Body Art
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