Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Smithsonian 3D Conference
The Smithsonian Institution maintains some 137 million objects, and most of them will never be seen or examined by the public, but 3D digitization gives students, researchers, and the casual learner a chance to interact with SI collections in a way that was not possible just a few years ago.
http://www.facebook.com/3d.si.edu Smithsonian 3D Digitization team just got back from field work in Chile. These are raw, uncut time lapses of us doing what we do (with an unfortunate amount of explanation). We will release more each week. Check it out before editors start editing. Also Check out the curator's blog for more info http://nmnh.typepad.com/pyenson_lab/ and http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2011/11/researchers-rush-to-recover-whale.html PS: our willingness to tone map a video is excessive :)
Through the power of IMAX® 3D, Hubble 3D will enable movie-goers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history. The film will offer an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope's legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble 3D reunites the Space Station 3D filmmaking team, led by Producer/Director Toni Myers. James Neihouse, Director of Photography, also doubles as the Astronaut crew trainer. Now Playing in 3D at the Lockheed IMAX Theater in the National Air and Space Museum and in 2D at the Airbus IMAX Theater in the Udvar-Hazy Center in VA! Visit the website below for showtimes and to learn more: http://si.edu/Imax/movie/3
Fly in the cockpit of some of historys most amazing aircraft including a Stearman wooden biplane, Harrier Jump Jet, and Super Constellation. Discover the design challenges, financial risks and many lessons learned from a century of aviation trial and error, bringing us to the dawn of a new era of revolutionary aircraft Boeings 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus 380. Witness the construction and final assembly of the 787, and join chief test pilot Mike Carriker as he puts the new airliner through its rigorous test flights. (2010; 42 minutes).
See how state-of-the-art 3D scanning, 3D imaging, and 3D printing techniques came together in this epic effort to fully model Andrew Carnegie's 1903 mansion in the heart of New York City. The Cooper Hewitt museum, which is housed by the Carnegie mansion, is making this 3D data freely available for architects, filmmakers, video game developers, and anyone who works with digital graphics to use this hi-res model in new and creative ways. Download the model for free: www.cooperhewitt.org/mansionmodel
See how 3D printing works in this short video. The machine shown is a 3DS Cube, which uses extruded ABS plastic. This demonstration is courtesy of Alex Benham at 3D Systems. This "part" took about 8 hours to design and print. About this series: Design Dictionary is a new Cooper Hewitt video series that vividly illustrates a wide variety of creative techniques. Covering everything from glassblowing to bobbin lacemaking to 3D printing, the series aims to demystify the making of objects by providing a highly visual, behind-the-scenes look into designers' studios, schools and homes as they work. Each video in the fourteen-part series is under 3 minutes long and features a different designer or artisan hand-picked to demonstrate their skill in action. All videos were shot entirely on-location in New York City. Music: "Arp and Piano Beat" - Podington Bear from The Sound of Picture Production Library http://soundofpicture.com
What can you do to bring some of the Smithsonian's 137 million objects to life? Put them in 3D! This is a full-time job for two of the Smithsonian's very own "laser cowboys," Vince Rossi and Adam Metallo, who work in the Smithsonian's 3D Digitization Program Office. They work hard to document, in very high three-dimensional detail, many of our priceless and important collections so that the objects are available for research, education and general interest. Smithsonian 3D Digitization on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/3d.si.edu Gunboat Philadelphia: http://s.si.edu/kYedb Cornell Imaging: http://ct.biotech.cornell.edu Smithsonian Gardens' orchid collections: http://s.si.edu/kYhim Euglossa ignita bee: http://s.si.edu/kYigP
See the earliest creatures of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous in a "life-sized" IMAX® presentation. Join renowned paleontologists as they discover new fossils and uncover evidence that dinosaur descendants are still among us. Realistic and scientifically-accurate computer generated animation brings dinosaurs back to life…in a big way! Now playing at the National Museum of Natural History's Johnson IMAX Theater. Visit website for showtimes and tickets: http://www.si.edu/Imax/Movie/187
Discover how NASA’s shuttle program has led to its exciting new era of space exploration. Learn about the important role of the International Space Station. Uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart. Now playing in IMAX 3D at the National Air and Space Museum and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Visit website for tickets and showtimes: www.si.edu/imax
Event files usually have more data than can be expressed in a simple 2D image. Usually one filters on time and/or energy and they are integrated over to make 2D images. ds9 allows for 3D datacubes to be displayed as a series of 2D images. This make it easy to make spectra and lightcurves for many points in the image -- even if at a low resolution. Note: ds9 can actually support more than 3 dimensions, and ds9 version now has support for 3D rendering with full pan & tilt functionality.
Fly into Nevada's "Valley of Speed" for a breathtaking exploration of the fastest race in the world combined with spectacular air show entertainment: the legendary Reno National Championship Air Races. Join today's elite pilots as they fight for position at twice the speed of a Nascar race. Learn about the history and science behind the sport, whose concept dates back to the dawn of aviation. Narrated by Paul Walker, Air Racers 3D puts you in the cockpit to experience the intensity and high speed thrills of a sports event like no other. Now playing in the Lockheed IMAX Theater of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC! Visit this website for more information and showtimes: http://si.edu/Imax/Movie/58