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Icon 6 posted January 18, 2010 16:51      Profile for crazyarlo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I loved the movie, the scifi concepts... but, with my eyeglasses, I had a heck of a time with the 3-D glasses!! Young whippersnappers and their durn fancy schmancy 3-D movies!! HEY YOU KIDS GET OFF MY LAWN!!
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I had trouble with my glasses until I realized they were broken and went for new ones. They kept blibking, but that is not normal.

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Icon 1 posted January 22, 2010 19:17      Profile for Metasquares   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've heard that the illusion of depth perception can cause your eyes to attempt to converge to a point in front of the screen which is persistently out of focus for viewing the screen. This can cause eyestrain in sensitive people (particularly if you also have trouble accommodating when the depth of a scene changes as 3D objects move in and out). And for some people whose stereoscopy isn't quite perfect (due to severe strabismus, perhaps), the whole thing might just look blurry.

The effects are still amazing even in 2D.

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Because my eyes aren't perfectly in line with one another thanks to surgery as a child, my brain only uses one eye's data for depth perception, meaning everything looks very 2d to me anyway. 3d movies don't work for me.
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Icon 1 posted January 22, 2010 21:43      Profile for Sludgedragon     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
with my eyeglasses, I had a heck of a time with the 3-D glasses!!
I was OK with glasses-on-glasses until about the last 30 minutes, when I started to get "carsick". On the other hand, I was also too far to the front because so many seats were taken.

But what a beautiful movie!

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I much prefer the new polarized 3D than the red/green 3D (this is mainly due to a strange color shift in my eyes). From what I can tell the polarization leads to a kinder, gentler 3D experience on the eyes, plus there's no color distortion.

I did have a similar "carsick" experience during the last 30-45 minutes of the film, but that might also have been me trying to watch all of the IMAX screen at once.

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Icon 1 posted January 23, 2010 21:36      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
Because my eyes aren't perfectly in line with one another thanks to surgery as a child, my brain only uses one eye's data for depth perception, meaning everything looks very 2d to me anyway. 3d movies don't work for me.

Me too. All the glasses at Avatar did for me was sharpen the image. I might as well have gone see it in a normal theater. But nope, the rest of the fam just had to do the 3D thing.

My stereovision were fscked from the day I was born. Surgery was done to try and put my eyes in line, but didn't quite succeed. So they tried again and still didn't quite succeed. It's okay though. I can lose a contact and not get a headache. And, when I was a grad student and doing a lot of 3D modeling, I could work without the stereoscopic rig and thereby do my modeling at my desk with up-to-date software efficiently. Oh yeah, and I can't see double.

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Ugh...and this is one of the reasons I detested "Fly Me to the Moon" in 3D.
(As a screening for which I'm full of FAIL, though grateful.)

The glasses provided were so unbelievably uncomfortable to me that I was spending 1/2 of the movie trying to find some way to put them in front of my glasses without either pinching my nose, or having them fall off my face. What I really needed was some gauze tape and to break the stems off and just tack them to my glasses. Alas, I don't keep any of that in my 'bag of tricks.' :/

I have yet to see Avatar, and have no real intention of doing so.
I'll be happy to use the 3D woes mentioned above as a further excuse - thanks! [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
Because my eyes aren't perfectly in line with one another thanks to surgery as a child, my brain only uses one eye's data for depth perception, meaning everything looks very 2d to me anyway. 3d movies don't work for me.

Me too.
And me, seems to be a common trait with geeks.

In Avatar, I was able to see some of the 3D effects, mostly the little floaty things that were rendered really close to the viewer, but most of the rest was lost on me.

Seeing it on the really big IMAX screen made putting up with the 3D glasses worthwhile.

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Icon 1 posted January 24, 2010 00:51      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Also keep in mind the 3D technology is different with the IMAX version, IMAX uses battery powered Active Shutter Glasses, the standard 3D uses Polarized Glasses. The Active Shutter Glasses might make things worse for some.

I saw the standard 3D and got nauseous a few times in the beginning from the motion, but was fine after that.

The 3D did make you forget that the story wasn't all that great though. I even left to pee during the movie, I haven't done that in a long time!

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quote:
Originally posted by Bibo:
Also keep in mind the 3D technology is different with the IMAX version, IMAX uses battery powered Active Shutter Glasses, the standard 3D uses Polarized Glasses.

IMAX can use either.

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Our IMAX here just uses the standard 3D. Apparently a bunch of college kids can't be trusted with the battery operated stuff. [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by Bibo:
Also keep in mind the 3D technology is different with the IMAX version, IMAX uses battery powered Active Shutter Glasses, the standard 3D uses Polarized Glasses. The Active Shutter Glasses might make things worse for some.

IMAX uses the same thing we used for modeling purposes then. Interesting. Not that CrystalEyes were ever that useful for me. They didn't hurt (and we'd wear them for hours), but they didn't help. And they're bloody heavy.

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Yes, late late late to the party. I just joined.

I watched Avatar in polarized 3D at SilverCity in Victoria and although I got used to it, it was annoying having to wear the Buddy Holly style 3D glasses over my prescription glasses. So I took the 3D glasses home with me and popped out the polarized sheets. I cut notches in them so that they would just snap in front of my prescription lenses. It might be uber geeky, but next time (and there will be a next time, oh yes there will!) I will be prepared!

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