Heh, I did research using 3D visualization back in college, it definatly has some uses.
And get used to it. Its here to stay this time. Therre are several things which make it more likely to be permanent this time.
- All the studios are onboard…yes thats rare
- Its easy to FAKE 3D, its easy to make real 3D, and with the current direction cartoons have gone since Toy Story, its actually a very natural progression for that media (not so much live action)
- The idea of a 3D TV is flawed. Its not a ‘special’ TV which you can say I won’t purchase. Its merely a high end TV. Take a modern TV, double the frame rate, and you have the format everyone is using for 3D. So as time goes on, the industry STANDARD frame rate will shift from 60 to 120 to 240, at which point all new HD TVs will be “3D compatable”, all you need is the media.
But expect 3D for animated movies to stay. And fortunatly, the crap most people complain about are things that will correct themselves over time. Beowulf? The 3D was a pure gimmick…“oh my he almost stabbed me” type moments, but movies like Avatar and Howto Train show how its properly done, its amatter of the directors and (forget the title, but the camera angle manager) experience with the technology.
And if you wear glasses and it feels weird, don’t fret, as it permeates through the standards, better fitting eyewear and more eye-wear options will show themselves.