3d Imaging

Activists up in arms over 3D-printed plastic gun

Activists up in arms over 3D-printed plastic gun

Computer blueprints to create a plastic handgun almost entirely from parts made with a 3D printer have gone online, alarming gun control advocates after it was successfully test-fired by its inventor.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 10:43am

Trade deal means more 3D and Imax movies from Hollywood for mainland

With two Hollywood films, War Horse and John Carter, topping the mainland box office in first two weeks of this month, mainland audiences will have access to 50 per cent more American films this year, with at least one new foreign film hitting the big screen every week.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


The third dimension is coming to the mobile phone. With HTC's new EVO 3D, you can take photos and record videos in all three dimensions and view them on the device without cumbersome 3D glasses.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Early peek at Titanic director's new film

The guy who made Titanic has a new movie. Incredibly, it's been 11 years since that little love story made James Cameron 'king of the world', dominating the Oscars and breaking box-office records. His new film is reported to be equally mammoth in scale.

18 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

FYI: What's with the resurgence of 3D films and how do they differ from the old ones?

After years in the film-industry doghouse, 3D (the illusion of depth seen by the viewer) is back with a vengeance. Paramount Pictures' decision to bring Beowulf director Robert Zemeckis' animated take on the old English epic poem to 3D as well as regular movie screens was seen as something of a gamble.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Very special effects

Watching a 3-D white horse galloping out of the screen, the audience inside the dark cinema can't resist raising their hands to 'touch' its shiny mane.

As two lovebirds make their wedding vows in front of a snow-capped mountain, a shower of man-made snow sprinkles over viewers' heads.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Size does matter

Despite 43 years' experience developing movie theatres worldwide, UA general manager Bob Vallone seemed nervous when the press pack arrived last week to inspect his latest cinema. It turned out he was worried guests would lean against the five-storey wall at one end of the auditorium. Despatched to head off any such incident, publicists warned the visitors that the wall 'is thin and ...

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Five-storey screen in IMAX cinema for HK

A HK$16 million cinema featuring a giant five-storey-tall screen, booming sound system, and almost vertically tiered seating will open in time for the summer's Hollywood blockbusters.

The IMAX cinema will open at the MegaBox complex in Kowloon Bay on June 1. Spider-Man 3 will be the first movie to screen, with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to follow on July 13.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

The science of giving the imagination free rein

Visitors were treated to a magical mystery tour of futuristic amusements at Hong Kong's annual showcase of scientific inventions by secondary school students.

3 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Science on the edge

Today is your last chance to go to an exhibition featuring innovative projects by local and foreign students, including a three-dimensional (3-D) device, music gloves and a rotating teahouse.

The 38th Joint School Science Exhibition (JSSE) is being held at the Central Library in Causeway Bay.

30 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Fragments of life snapped in stereo

If the world is in three dimensions, why record it in a flat way? That is the question Alder Wong Koon-wing has asked himself ever since he first saw a black-and-white 'stereo', or '3D' photo of a boy running.

Then in Form Three, he was shocked by the image. 'Everything fades away but the boy. It is like time has stopped,' he recalls.

15 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Why the 3-D format refuses to go away

Filmmakers have tried many gimmicks to entice audiences into cinemas over the years. Some have been more successful than others. Widescreen (which is often known by its brand names CinemaScope, VistaVision, and, in Hong Kong, Shawscope) was invented to lure viewers away from their new-fangled television sets in the 1950s.

14 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Double take on 3-D

If you happened to catch Spy Kids-3D in the cinemas this summer and just can't get enough of those funky red and blue glasses, then I've got just the gadget for you.

7 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Omnimax shows suspended

Screenings of Omnimax shows at the Hong Kong Space Museum were suspended until further notice after the projector broke down. Anyone holding tickets may choose to see the Sky Show or get a refund within 14 days.

22 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Imax sets target of 50 China screens

Imax will add three movie theatres in China by the end of next year and envisions the country eventually becoming the company's second-biggest market with 50 of its giant screens, according to co-chairman Richard Gelfond.

27 Jun 2002 - 12:00am