3D technology that can be traced back to the start of photography. In 1844 David Brewster invented the holographic. It was a new invention that could take 3D photos. Later on, Louis Jules Duboisch took this invention and improved it. Louis took a picture of Queen Victoria using improved technology and displayed it at the Grand Gallery in 1851. This image became well known all over the world. Holographic cameras began to catch up and became somewhat popular for personal use by World War II.
In 1855 the Kinematascope, an stereoscopic stereo camera, was invented. He was able to create 3D animation. In 1915 the first engraving film was produced. Anaglyph uses 3D glasses with different color lenses that direct each eye's image. In 1890, William Fries-Green, a British pioneer, filed a patent for the 3D movie process. In 1922 the first public 3D movie, "The Power of Love" was shown. In 1935 the first 3D movie was produced. The technology will be fully used for more than a decade.
In the 1950s, 3D technology returned. During this era, televisions became very popular and began to appear in many homes. In the 50s a number of 3D films were produced. In 1952 the movie "Bwana Devil" was shown by United Artists throughout the United States. This was the first 3D movie in the 1950s. The film was shot using a process called natural vision. The process was put into Hollywood studios but it all went through. A year later, in 1953, "House of Wax" was released in 3D. "Dial M for Murder" was originally scheduled to be released in 3D, but Alfred Hitchcock decided to release the movie in 2D to maximize profits. Not all cinemas were equipped with 3D technology. 3D movies were also developed outside the United States. In 1947, the Soviet Union released the first 3D movie, "Robinson Crusoe".
In the 1960s a new technology called Space-Vision 3D was launched. This technique took two pictures and printed them on one tape. Unlike previous 3D technologies, it required a single monitor with a special lens. This new technology eliminated the need to use two cameras to view 3D movies. It was difficult to use two camera systems, because it required two cameras to be fully synchronized. The first film to use this technique was "The Bubble". The film was criticized by critics, but the 3D experience still brings in a huge audience. It became a profitable movie, making the new technology ready to be upgraded to other studios.
In 1970, Alain Silivant and Chris Condon developed a stereo. This was a new 3D technology that puts two compressed images side by side on one strip of 35mm film. This technology uses a special deformed optical lens that will expand the image using a series of Polaroid filters. The first movie released in Stereovision was a sensual erotic comedy called "The Stewardesses". The film cost just $ 100,000 USD and has made a fantastic profit of $ 27 million in North America.
In the early 1980s, many 3D movies were released using the same Space Vision process. Some of the films released were Amityville 3-D, Friday 13th Part III and Jaws 3-D. In the mid-1980s, IMAX began producing 3D documentaries. IMAx 3D confirmed the validity of mathematics, eliminating the fatigue seen in previous 3D technologies. In 1986, Canada developed the first 3D movie using polarized glasses. It was called "Echoes of the Sun" and was created for Show 86.
During the 1990s, several films were released in IMAX 3D. The most successful IMAX 3D movie released during this time was "In the Deep". The first IMAX 3D feature film, "Wings of Courage", was released in 1996.
During the 2000s, several large studio films were released in 3D. In 2003, James Cameron released Ghosts of the Abyss. This was the first IMAX 3D feature film. This movie used the latest IMAX 3D technology called Reality Camera System. Technology has used the latest HD camcorders developed by Vince Pace. This same technology was used in "Spy Kids 3D: Game over", "Aliens of the Deep" and "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D". In 2004 the first fully animated 3D movie was released. It was called "Polar Express". This movie achieved great success in 3D, which led to great interest in 3D animation. The 3D version of the movie got 14 times the screen as much as the 2D version. In 2005, the Chinese MAN Theater in Hollywood became the first commercial movie theater to have digital 3D technology. In 2007 Scar 3D was released internationally and was the first film to be shot using a fully digital workflow.
In 2010 Sky UK made a major push into 3D TV. On January 1, the first 3D channel started broadcasting in South Korea. The channel features educational shows, animated shows, sporting events, documentaries and music shows all in 3D around the clock, seven days a week.
We should expect 3D technology to continue to expand and expand into the regular family. Most major electronics manufacturers are planning to launch their 3D TV lines. As technology advances, expect prices to fall and fall, and as prices fall, more and more people will purchase 3D televisions.