What You Need to Know About 3D

Are you familiar with 3D? 3D or three-dimensional are described as something that has depth, width and height. You have to know that your physical environment is three-dimensional. In fact, you move around in three-dimensional every day. Humans have three-dimensional perception or commonly called as depth perception. When you look around your surroundings, the retina forms a two-dimensional image and when it is transmitted to the brain, the images will become a three-dimensional experience.


Humans use tools for depth perception. The tools include:

  • Stereoscopic vision: In a stereoscopic vision, the two eyes offer somewhat separate images. These images are appearing closer.
  • Accommodation: If you focus on a distant or close object, your eye’s lenses will change shape which will give you an idea as to how far away the objects are.
  • Parallax: If you move your head from the side, near objects appears to move than the far ones.
  • Size familiarity: If you have an idea of the approximate size of a specific object, you will know how far it is based on how it big/small it looks.

3D is also used in the industry. The display of three-dimensional images provides significant benefits for the users and the products itself. In the advertising industry, three-dimensional is very important. It can improve the accuracy and reduced errors in the field of ophthalmology, endoscopy, industrial inspection, microscopy, biomedical analysis, architecture and engineering. Three-dimensional images can have a product differentiation impact; once used, it will stand out in a specific market. More importantly, three-dimensional can increase sales impact; the customers will be more attracted and interested to products that have real-life displays.


In home entertainment and gaming industry, three-dimensional have made noteworthy strides. Here in Singapore, the government are thinking about making a three-dimensional model. The ambition of the city-state is to be a smart nation with cutting edge technology and living solutions. The technology is called Virtual Singapore. This will be completed by the end of 2017. The budget is pegged at $73 million. This will provide a detailed map of Singapore from buildings, car park, trees, roads and other structures.

The government is pursuing this because the three-dimensional model can help with determining the solution for liveability issues like noise levels, flooding and of course, crowd control. The National Research Foundation is in charge of the project. Many people are waiting for its completion especially that it can help a good deal. Although there will be challenges along the way, the agency is positive that the three-dimensional model of the city-state will be possible.