Started by SGOS, March 24, 2017, 10:25:03 AM
Quote from: Hydra009 on March 24, 2017, 11:45:12 AMI have mixed feelings about 3D movies.I'm just old enough to remember both the cheap paper 3D glasses and more modern plastic 3D glasses. I got in on the early days of the 3D resurgence in the 80s. The latest and greatest.Except it wasn't great, at least not to me. It never quite worked as intended. Most of the time, my glasses simply didn't work. When the glasses did work, the 3D effects were mildly nauseating - uncomfortable rather than thrilling - and the movie was often too dark. It was a lot of hassle for a dubious payoff.
Quote from: Hydra009 on March 24, 2017, 11:45:12 AMIn 2012 or so, there was a wave of public displeasure with 3D movies. I'd see lots of articles claiming 3D was dying. Has it actually died? I see articles claiming that it has declined to about 20% of ticket sales. I've noticed that 3D movies are far less common than during the early 2010s bonanza, but they're not gone completely.
Quote from: Hydra009 on March 24, 2017, 11:45:12 AMAnd since virtual reality headsets are the next big thing, the public seems to have an unquenchable thirst for the sensation of 3D. Who knows, maybe 3D movies might make a comeback with a new, more effective and less uncomfortable technique.
Quote from: Munch on March 24, 2017, 01:44:56 PMI know its harsh to say and a real buzz killer, but 3D has always been a gimmick in the longevity of film and television, and its revival is just for that reason once more. Its unfortunate when something we love goes that way, its like people who have played an online game for years only for the servers to finally close for good, or your favorite sports team disbanding. That said, whos to say 3D won't make a revival in the future, they might end up inventing virtual glasses that everyone owns to watch the action or, or even contact lenses.
Quote from: Sal1981 on March 24, 2017, 12:50:03 PMI've tried watching various kinds of 3D movies, never work for me. I always never see the 3d effect or I get a headache.
Quote from: SGOS on March 24, 2017, 01:41:59 PMAnd the discomfort may be a result of seeing something that (I've been told) is not at all like we see things in real life. At best, it's an approximation done with technological trickery that fools our brain.
QuoteIn response to "the latest and greatest of the 80's," I'm not sure why we should assume there was anything better about 3D in the 80's.
QuoteI don't know what to make of those articles. They do attempt to explain the drop off in interest. Whether they correctly know why, I'm not sure. The light issues can be corrected with brighter projectors. The headaches not so much. And if people aren't going to pay the premium admission, that's not going to change.
QuoteMy personal opinion is that one of the failures is that Hollywood expects people to want to see a regular movie presented in 3D. My two favorites, Avatar and Dr. Strange were willing to go the extra mile and build the imagery to the technology, rather than just shoot a movie in 3D. This is what makes all the difference in the world to me. You have a good technology, but you have to build TO it.. the way a programmer writes programs for the computer, rather than just expect the computer to present something special with the "garbage in" side of the equation.
QuoteI'm interested in VR too, although it's even more problematic than 3D glasses. It's a rush to view things through the headset, but it's very awkward. And the guys that demonstrated it to me warned that some people suffer physically, like getting falling down dizzy. That seems like a bigger problem than nausea and a headache, so I'm not in a rush to go that route until I see what the next generation of the technology is like.
Quote from: Hydra009 on March 24, 2017, 04:26:42 PMPersonally, I'm more excited about this technology because of all the fantastic space sims porn and rollercoaster experiences filthier porn you can watch on it.
Quote from: Shiranu on March 24, 2017, 05:22:09 PMAlways seemed like a shitty gimmick with no practical effect other than to make you nauseous. Nothing of value was lost...
Quote from: Hydra009 on March 24, 2017, 06:53:22 PMMan, you guys are brutal. I'm over here trying to be diplomatic about it, you know, cushion the blow a little bit. Meanwhile, you guys are going all Gordon Ramsay on it. I don't disagree, but jeez...Also, a lot of people report positive viewing experiences with 3D, so it's not like everyone gets nauseous like me. I maintain that it's a good technology in theory, but the actual implementation isn't quite there yet. It's come back into popularity several times over the past 100 years or so. Who knows, maybe it'll come back and stick sometime in the future.