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3D Modeling in Popular Culture

Mon Jan 14, 2013

Did anyone else notice in Prometheus (recent movie), that when they landed on the planet of the crazy space men, the ship's captain used something suspiciously like a laser scanner to get a 3D point cloud which mapped the tunnels in the alien city?

I thought that was really cool. Scanners like that actually exist today. (They are not the size of a golf ball, like the scanner in the movie was, but the principal is the same.)

Have you noticed anything like this lately where 3D modeling is shown prominently (or subtly) in movies or TV? Good perception is worthwhile because it might help get youngsters excited about math and science.

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