dr7 wrote:3d didn't work for me as a kid with the ViewMaster. I don't expect 3d movies to be worth my time.
What's sad is that we seem to be heading in the direction of "every movie will be 3d, 2d is dead". And they'll lose me as a customer. Not that I went to many movies anyway, but whatever.
To be fair, those VeiwMasters had very low-quality images. Don't judge 3D movies by them. And there's no chance that every movie will become 3D. Unless it's an action movie with great visual effects, 3D is pretty pointless.
phillipsjk wrote:Most "3D" movies are simply stereoscopic.
Real "3D" like holograms or 3D renderings in hardware allow you to choose the viewing angle.
Please explain to me how stereoscopic images are any different from 3D images viewed from a fixed position
? Your brain perceives depth by the slight differences in position seen in each eye in both cases. Effectively, it's the same thing.
Mazuku wrote:Only when they can make it that you wont get a headache, need special glasses and make movies where 3D really does add to it instead of just having stuff appear to fly at you... shit like that gets old very quick, only then will I be converted to 3D.
I don't watch lot of 3D movies, the last one I saw was Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland
. That didn't have a lot of stuff flying at you, and didn't cause headaches.
Asking for no glasses (at least in the cinema) is asking a bit much, because they have to get a separate image to each eye somehow, and I doubt that any home TV 3D system that doesn't require glasses (such as lenticular 3D) will ever be able to be successfully scaled up to cinema-sized screens for large audiences.
Besides, it's not like they're using the old headache-causing red-blue analgraph 3D glasses that were popular in the 1960's, or even the old linear-polarized 3D glasses popular in the 1980's that made the picture go fuzzy if you didn't keep your head level. The only way modern circular-polarized 3D glasses will cause headaches is if the two images become slightly out of synch, which doesn't happen except on rare occasions nowdays.
If you really
hate 3D movies, but really want to see the movie for it's own sake, and there's no 2D screening available, there is one last resort you could try....
Take two Real-3D glasses (the circular polarizing 3D glasses currently in vogue), remove the lenses from opposite sides of each frame, and switch them over. You now have two pairs of 2D glasses that let you watch a regular 3D movie in glorious crystal-clear 2D.
(Or you could just cover one eye to transform a 3D movie into a 2D movie, but that would get kind of annoying.)