Great to see a resurgence of 3D, now in the VR space:
Google introduced its new VR180 creator to help VR camera owners shoot 3D videos and immersive photos using affordable hardware.The tool allows anyone to create and edit VR and 3D content thanks to the simple user interface and beginner-friendly tools.
I had the pieces in place for some time but I neglected to update a server file and continued to have some linked images reference without using https. You should no longer see any Chrome browser warnings about some items on this page not being secure.
VR is a natural fit for 3D as it already uses two lenses (usually) for presenting images to each eye.
From my quick reading of the article, this is a new application for Facebook but I am not seeing that this is anything new. They use a collection of photos to determine a depth map, and then use the depth map to create a wiggle 3D image. The interpolate – excuse me – use a “convolutional neural network” – to interpolate missing pieces to create a smoother 3D effect.