Magazine features 3-D photos in every Issue: February Preview
hottest women on the planet are featured in full color 3-D
photos in every issue of SOAK Magazine. Published
six times a year, SOAK is the 3-D equivalent of
Stuff, Maxim and FHM. Check out some online
3-D photo examples.
This slick, glossy magazine comes with 3-D glasses
and truly beautiful 3-D photography featuring the SOAK
Girls. Each issue features man 3-D photos and even a 3-D cartoon
(converted by Ray Zone), plus great articles.
In the February 2007 issue of SOAK:
- Simona Fusco Stratten steamed up the big screen with her
sizzling performance in Beerfest. Now you can find
the sexy Simone in gorgeous full color 3-D.
- You've seen Rebecca Marshall in TV shows like The
West Wing, Threshold and Shark, now the beautiful
actress and model makes her way to the pages of SOAK.
- SOAK Girl: Kloey.
- SOAK Girl: Katie.
- SOAK Girl: Crystal.
- The Beat - Raekwon, legendary rapper and member of the
Wu Tang Clan and Yung Joc, one of the hottest hip-hop rappers
- Hit the track with top NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and Wayland
Joe, driver of the SOAK Porsche GT3.
- SOAK Girl: Martina.
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Introduces New Blister Packaging
Have you seen the new View-Master® blister
pack? The new design is closer to the size of the old paper
packets from View-Master®'s Golden Age.
The shortened blister pack is slightly larger
than the 3-reels included in the pack. Most of the graphics
for the redesigned blister pack are now featured on stickers
attached to the reels instead of on the cardboard hanger.
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Releases New Reel Titles
View-Master® has released several new 3-reel sets. There
is a new movie title, Kong, 8th Wonder of the World,
Nick Jr.'s Lazy Town and two Disney Playhouse
television blister packets featuring Stanley and
- 8th Wonder of the World
In the mysterious land of Skull Island, King Kong rules
supreme over ferocious dinosaurs and other primordial
beasts that lurk within its dark jungles. Join the team
of brave adventurers that dare to challenge the mightiest
beast the world has ever known. Images are from Peter
Jackson's King Kong movie. 21 images on three reels.
Stanley sure is wild about animals! And now you can
join him on an exciting animal adventure inside the
pages of "The Great Big Book of Everything,"
with three reels featuring 21 fun 3-D images.
Meet JoJo, a silly, curious and adorable clown who lives
in Circus Town. Follow along with JoJo and her friends,
Goliath and Dinky, on all their adventures under the
big top! Together, everyone will twist and turn, imagine
and learn! Three reels
with 3-D pictures take you under the Big Top for fun
and adventure with Jo Jo and all her circus friends.
Move, groove, clown around, over and over again.
Lazy Town is a comic
action series about health and fitness for kids. Eight-year
old Stephanie is an optimistic girl living in Lazy Town,
where she is caught between a charismatic, health-conscious
superhero and the world´s laziest bad guy. Superhero
Sportacus inspires the kids of Lazy Town to play, move
and find a healthy balance in their lives. Robbie Rotten,
the villain, struggles to maintain the lazy status quo
so he can get his beauty rest. The action and humor inherent
in Lazy Town allows kids to experience the wacky, but
wonderful, side of a healthy lifestyle.
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DVD with Lenticular 3-D Slipcover Sold at Target Stores
stores offered an exclusive special edition two-disc Superman
Returns DVD complete with a lenticular 3-D slipcover.
The lenticular features three different images
including the Superman shield, a picture of Brandon Routh
changing from Clark Kent to Superman and Routh as a flying
Man of Steel.
For five years, Superman (Brandon Routh) has
been away from Earth, coaxed into space by a belief that Krypton
may still exist. Finding nothing, he comes back to a changed
world, not only has terrorism become rampant, but Lois Lane
(Kate Bosworth) has married, started a family and won the
Pulitzer for her piece Why the World Doesn’t Need
Superman. After a stop in Smallville to see his adopted
mother (Eva Marie Saint), Superman is back in Metropolis and
Clark Kent has his old job back at the Daily Planet, with
everyone still incredibly oblivious to his alter ego. But
where there’s Superman, there's Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey),
and he is usng a piece of pilfered kryptonite to grow an entirely
new continent that he will control. Bryan Singer (X-MEN
1 and 2), armed with a script by Dan Harris
and Michael Dougherty, approaches the red cape with reverence
for the lore of the character, and respect for Richard Donner’s
Superman: The Movie (1980) and Richard Lester’s
1980 sequel, films that ushered in the era of the modern superhero
film. Singer’s Superman is filled with melancholy but
there are still laughs, mostly courtesy of Spacey and Parker
Posey as his moll, Kitty Kowalski, as well as plenty of gasp-inducing
set pieces, including a spectacular and terrifying almost-plane
crash and a sinking boat.
The two-disc special edition DVD includes the
Requiem for Krypton: Making Superman Returns":
a comprehensive 3-hour documentary including
Secret Origins and First Issues: Crystallizing Superman
The Crystal Method: Designing Superman
An Affinity for Beachfront Property: Shooting Superman (Superman
on the Farm, Superman in the City, Superman in Peril)
The Joy of Lex: Menacing Superman
He's Always Around: Wrapping Superman
Deleted scenes: The Date, Family Photos, Crash Landing/X-Ray
Vision, Old Newspapers, Are You Two Dating?, Martinis and
Wigs, I'm Always Right, Jimmy the Lush, Language Barrier,
Crystal Feet, New Krypton
Easter egg: "Wrong!"
Theatrical and video game trailers
The set also includes two 30-minute episodes
from the Superman 1940 Radio Shows CD.
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Impossible: III DVD with Lenticular 3-D Cover
stores offered an exclusive widescreen edition of the Mission
Impossible: III DVD complete with a lenticular 3-D slipcover.
Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt in this pulse-pounding
thrill ride directed by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias).
Lured back into action by his agency superiors (Laurence Fishburne
and Billy Crudup), Ethan faces his deadliest adversary yet,
a sadistic weapons dealer named Owen Davian (Oscar® winner
Philip Seymour Hoffman). With the support of his IMF team
(Ving Rhames, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Maggie Q), Ethan leaps
into spectacular adventure from Rome to Shanghai as he races
to rescue a captured agent (Keri Russell) and stop Davian
from eliminating his next target: Ethan's wife, Julia (Michelle
The three-disc collector's edition features include
Rare Lenticular 3-D Hologram Cover (Widescreen Single Disc
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Audio Commentary with Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams
5 Deleted Scenes
Making Of Mission Featurette
Optional Audio : French 5.1
Optional Subtitles : English, Spanish
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Through the Ages Exhibit at the Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche
3-D picture of a shark is hidden in an autostereogram at the
Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium, but you
may have to stare at it for hours to see the fish take shape.
"You kind of have to look at it cross-eyed to see the
image," said Don Rittner, the Schenectady city and county
historian who put together a new 3-D Through the Ages
exhibit at the museum, located at 15 Nott Terrace Heights.
The display includes Rittner's own images and his collection
of 3-D memorabilia.
The autostereogram, a single-image stereogram designed to
trick the brain into perceiving a three-dimensional scene
in a two-dimensional image, is one of many optical illusions
in the exhibit, which runs through Jan. 15, 2007. A large
room is filled with 3-D pictures and equipment, including
postcards, nature scenes, advertisements, baseball cards,
books, magazines, cameras and View-Masters®. Some of the
items date to the mid-19th century.
Many of the images are anaglyphs, which provide a stereoscopic
3-D effect when viewed through special glasses. These 3-D
glasses are an integral part of the exhibit. Images are made
up of two pictures that are superimposed and slightly offset
and contain two differently filtered colored images, one for
each eye. When viewed through the anaglyph glasses, they reveal
an integrated stereoscopic image. The visual cortex of the
brain fuses this into perception of a three-dimensional scene
British scientist Charles Wheatstone invented the stereoscope,
the device for displaying three-dimensional images, in 1838.
In the early 1950s, 3-D movies were at the height of their
popularity, then faded away as the competing Cinemascope wide-screen
systems became an attraction for theaters.
"This exhibit ties in with the past, present and future
of the museum," senior curator Bridget J. Kelly Stein
said. "The material is more than just a static image
on the wall, which allows people to get up close and interact
on a personal level."
Today, computer processing creates most anaglyph images,
which has led to a resurgence in 3-D imaging. Inexpensive
computer programs allow people to create three-dimensional
images at home. Contemporary video games, theatrical films
and DVDs still use the anaglyph 3-D process.
The process is also used for science or design images where
depth perception is useful. Examples from NASA include Mars
Rover imaging and the solar investigation called STEREO, which
uses two orbital vehicles to obtain 3-D images of the sun.
Other applications include geological illustrations by the
U.S. Geological Survey and various online museum objects.
"As a historian, I have to use all possible means to
teach history, and this is a sneaky way to promote local history,
technology and the history of photography all at once,"
Rittner said. "It's interactive; the kids really enjoy
it and don't even realize that they're learning."
What: 3-D through the Ages exhibit
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday
Where: Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium, 15
Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY
Cost: $3 children, $5 adults
Info: Call (518) 382-7890 or visit www. schenectadymuseum.org.
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releases stereo view of Victoria Crater on Mars
High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on NASA's Mars
Reconnaissance Orbiter has imaged Victoria
Crater three times.
This 3-D stereo view composed of two high resolution
images of the "Victoria Crater" on Mars was photographed
by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The Victoria Crater,
approximately 750 m wide and about 70 m deep, was discovered
by NASA's Rover Opportunity. It was named for Victoria, one
of Ferdinand Magellan's five ships and the first to circle
the globe. Opportunity landed on Mars over two years ago and
reached the rim of the crater on Sept. 26, 2006, 7 km from
the rover's original landing site, having explored other craters
and getting stuck in a sand dune for several months. Exploration
of the Victoria Crater will grant scientists access to and
analysis of geological layers of Mars inside the planet, which
have been impossible to reach otherwise.
This stereo view combines two of those views.
The red-colored image is TRA_000873_1780 (http://hiroc.lpl.arizona.edu/images/TRA/TRA_000873_1780/)
and was acquired with the orbiter pointed 3.84 degrees to
the west. The blue-color image is PSP_001414_1780 (http://hiroc.lpl.arizona.edu/images/PSP/PSP_001414_1780/)
and was acquired with the orbiter pointed 16.2 degrees to
the west. To see the topography, view this image through glasses
with a red filter for your left eye, and a blue or blue-green
filter for your right eye. The difference in viewing angle
between the two images is about 12 degrees, which is greater
than the convergence angle between the left and right eyes
of humans while viewing distant objects, so the vertical relief
appears much steeper than is actually the case. While some
of the cliffs around the crater are in fact vertical, the
slopes below the cliffs are no steeper than 30 degrees.
Images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment
and additional information about the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
are available online at www.nasa.gov/mro
For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web,
NASA'S Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California
Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Mars Reconnaissance
Orbiter for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems is the prime contractor for
the project and built the spacecraft. The High Resolution
Imaging Science Experiment camera was built by Ball Aerospace
Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona.
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Free Stereoscopic E-Books Available Soon
The fourth free electronic book title in the Stereoscopic
Displays and Applications Virtual Library will soon be made
publicly available. The book is a classic text detailing the
theory and practice of stereoscopic motion image capture and
The new book will join the three other e-book titles already
available in the Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Virtual
The World of 3-D Movies (1992) by Eddie Sammons,
Three-Dimensional Photography (1953) by Herbert McKay,
Foundations of the Stereoscopic Cinema (1984) by
The Stereoscopic Displays and Applications is located at
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Geographic Films Go REAL D 3-D
D will make 3-D films produced by National Geographic
available to its exhibition partners, it was announced jointly
by Lisa Truitt, president of National Geographic Giant Screen
Films and Special Projects, and Michael V. Lewis, chairman
and CEO of REAL D. The arrangement will help expand the presence
of National Geographic’s 3-D films outside traditional
museum, science center and other specialty venues.
The first title available on the REAL D Cinema platform will
be Lions 3-D: Roar of the Kalahari, to be released
in Spring 2007, followed by Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric
Adventure in October 2007.
The alliance with National Geographic represents
REAL D’s first multi-picture pact with a non-feature
film distributor or studio. REAL D seeks to make National
Geographic’s films available to school groups and
family audiences via morning and afternoon screenings, when
theaters often have programming time to fill.
“Audiences are hungry for the thoughtful, exciting
storytelling of National Geographic’s films,
and our collaboration with REAL D will allow people in new
markets to experience our films in an immersive 3-D environment,”
said Truitt. “REAL D has made great strides in expanding
the appeal of 3-D features. We’re confident they can
do the same for our films.”
“REAL D is delighted to work with an institution with
the pedigree and global reach of National Geographic,”
stated Lewis. “We’re excited to bring our expertise
to this great educational brand, and to broaden the scope
of quality 3-D content to exhibitors and consumers worldwide.”
National Geographic Giant Screen Films is part of National
Geographic Ventures (NGV), a wholly owned subsidiary of the
National Geographic Society. Founded in 1888, the National
Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit
scientific and educational organizations and works to inspire
people to care about the planet. Building on its global reputation
for remarkable visuals and compelling stories, National Geographic
Giant Screen Films produces original 2-D and 3-D productions.
National Geographic Giant Screen Films also retains distribution
rights to a portfolio of 25 films. More information is available
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Here are a few 3-D auction results from the past month
A Photoscope coin-operated
stereoview drop photo machine sold for $499.99 with
Manufactured by The Exhibit Supply Company, out of
Chicago, in the late 1920s. On the front panel is a
thin metal plaque stamped “PHOTOSCOPE”.
Embossed below that is “EXHIBIT SUPPLY CO’S
PICTURES CHICAGO PAT.APLD.FOR”.
When a player inserts a coin, it initiates a clockwork
mechanism that systematically times the drops of one
set of stereoview pictures. The player gets the impression
that he is watching an old time movie. These machines
were very popular with carnival goers and amusement
park patrons. Each machine included five different sets
of cards; each set cost the player one cent to see.
The sets included in the machine are
A Ham Actor Gets The Hock
He Thought He Needed A Doctor
How The Weinies Worsted Charlie
The Rube And The Fat Lady
How The Weinies Worsted Charlie stars Charlie
Chaplin. Charlie shows up in this restaurant kitchen
searching for food. He spots a string of hotdogs and
proceeds to pick them up. Before he can savor his catch
the chef comes barreling through the kitchen door. The
chef is a big brute type. Charlie quickly stuffs the
string of weenies down the back of his pants. What happens
next is hilarious classic Charlie Chaplin.
The machine is in good working condition. The glass
panels are in excellent condition. There are no cracks,
bents, patches or apparent bad spots in the case and
marquee frame. The machine was repainted orange at some
point in its life. The marquee is most likely an earlier
reproduction. There is a “one cent” paper
label over the coin slide chute cover. The "restorer"
should have been shot. The inside of the machine is
in excellent condition, and the cards look to be in
very good condition.
The machine measures 11” x 12-3/4” x 8-1/4”.
The marquee is 10-3/4” high. The machine weighs
approximately 24 pounds.
A stereoview of Major General W.H. Sherman sold for
$360 with five bids. From the American & Foreign
Portrait Gallery, Prominent Portraits No. 2966 Major
General W.T. Sherman. Published by E. & H. T. Anthony
& Co. American and Foreign Stereoscopic Emporium,
New York. This stereoview has a two cent Revenue Stamp
on the back.
A Central City Colorado Railroad stereoview sold for
$474 with two bids. Published by J. Collier, Photographer,
415 Larimer St. Denver, Colorado. The stereoview is
titled NO. 36 - CENTRAL CITY, FROM THE EAST. The back
of the card reads, "Central City is the oldest
mining town in Colorado. It is situated in the heart
of the mining region, is the country seat of Gilpin
County, has a population of abour five thousand people,
and has an elevation of from 8,000 to 8,900 feet above
the level of the sea. It is midway between Black Hawk
and Nevada, forming with them a continuous town. Ist
is connected by rail with the K. P. and U. P. Raillways."
A stereoview of the Marin Hotel in San Rafael, California
sold for $595 with 24 bids. The card is from the C.E.WatkinsPacific
Coast series. The photo is very clear and the hotel
sign can be easily read. A wagon parked in front has
cargo that looks like giant milk bottles. Several people
are on the porch for this photo.
An 1800s baseball game stereoview sold for $790. The
buyer used the Buy It Now option to purchase the card.
1968 M.G.M. 2001: A Space Odyssey 3-D lenticular display
sold for $589 with 20 bids. This is the Style A poster
measuring 13 1/2 inches. x 10 1/2 inches. The framed
poster was missing the top and left white plastic edges
of the original frame, which is often found entirely
missing. The poster suffered from some horizontal surface
scratches and a light fingerprint size smudge on the
lower right portion of the image.
A Penn Plax Creature from the Black
Lagoon aquarium bubbler sold for $102.50 with seven
bids. The auction for this five inch tall figure stated
it will not bend and has no air pump for the aquarium.
Made in 1971 Penn-Plax , The figure did come with its
original plastic base.