3D is a game-changer for the entertainment industry. There’s no dearth of films, which have harnessed 3D animation and offered audiences a remarkable movie-viewing experience. Movies made with the 3D-CGI combo showcase some extraordinary visuals, which audiences love to watch.

It’s difficult to gauge the future of the entertainment industry, but with 3D’s intrusion, we are somewhat compelled to speculate because 3D and the ancillary technologies have so much to offer. Speculation is not that hard if you’ve seen movies like Guardians of the Galaxy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Cutting-edge 3D camera

Such cameras are not speculations. Some of them are already here, and many are currently in the pipeline. 2016 is presumed to mark the arrival of some cool 3D cameras. An important feature of a digital 3D camera is it shoots in true stereo 4K mode. Shooting in this mode allows for both of its lenses to capture more details, compared to a run-of-the-mill digital cinema projector.

For the filming of 3D movies, experts recommend a hybrid approach, which is believed to be more efficient than native filming and 2D-to-3D conversion methods. But the arrival of an uber-advanced 3D camera can cause the industry to shift gear and use native filming. The compositing process is all about adjusting the VFX elements, which the camera would take care of.

3D screen

Apple has set the standard for retina display. The display is clocked at 326 pixels-per-inch (PPI). The pixel density offered by the majority of Smartphones in the market is below this mark, except for some high-end Android phones, which feature pixel densities above the retina display.

Many industry observers are of the opinion that next in line is 3D screen. Some have dismissed this idea, some have even ridiculed it, but if you think deeply, you’d realize it’s the logical follow-up of bringing the Smart screen closer to reality. What hinders us from taking it seriously is the complexity of 3D TV.

But the Cupertino giant was reportedly working on glass-free 3D display for its upcoming iPhone. Even though the rumor didn’t turn into reality, Apple’s patent application categorically states the company wants to feature a projection screen with an advanced surface system to accommodate 3D display.

It won’t be far-fetched to speculate that 3D handheld screens will become a reality in the future, and that’d add new wavelengths to the 3D-led entertainment spectrum.

Advanced 3D eyewear

Even if the glass-free 3D display technology becomes a reality, the 3D eyewear segment wouldn’t be badly hit. Some premium 3D technologies are waiting for their turn to arrive in the optical lens segment.

The new-generation 3D eyewear will bank on curvature geometry, efficient polarization, optimized contrast ratio and better light transmission. The curvature geometry and the perfection in polarization would jointly prevent peripheral distortions, which in turn, would allow for a field-of-view 3D rendering.

The polarization efficiency technology can minimize noise factors, which occur due to double vision. This way, images look more real and visual discomfort is avoided. As the contrast ratio increases, the extreme color effects such as darkness and prominent brightness are lessened. Lastly, the light transmission being optimized allows for rich colors to pass through the lens.

Such technologies will let you enjoy watching entertainment related content. You don’t have to hold your breath for long because the 3D eyewear technology will show up very soon.

3D laser scanners

It might be hard for you to fathom how a 3D laser scanner can bolster the entertainment industry. Here’s the answer: 3D animation has already become a core component of the entertainment vertical. To animate real-life objects, the developers need data, collected through physical inspection.

3D scanning eliminates the need to obtain data by physically visiting and inspecting a place. A scanner can easily scan a site and produce a .stl file, which contains every detail, which an animation or game developer might need.

The global 3D scanning market will reportedly be worth $3.7 billion worth by 2020. This projection is an innuendo that state-of-the-art laser scanners will set foot to change the entertainment industry’s future.

Be a part

You may find it hard to believe, but you can become a part of the transformation that the entertainment industry is undergoing because of 3D. CAD software are becoming incredibly easy to use. You and many others like you, who take interest in 3D and entertainment segments, can contribute to the growth of the nexus.