What If 8-Bit Racing Cars Were Rendered In 3D?

After being at this year's E3 and seeing the new Forza Horizon game, I realized how much I take for granted the fact that modern racing games look pretty much like actual video of racing. From a distance you can't tell. But it wasn't always this way, and some nostalgic, idiotic part of me misses that. » 6/07/12 2:00pm 6/07/12 2:00pm

We Need a Google Books for Car Parts

You know about Google Books, right? It's an ambitious project by Google to, essentially, scan and make publicly available every known book. I'm guessing the end goal is to put them all onto a chip implanted in Larry Page's brain so he can always beat anyone in an argument, forever. It's a grand, noble idea, and it's… » 12/22/11 12:00pm 12/22/11 12:00pm

Shooting Formula 1 in 3D, the sequel

Last year, Eric Koretz at The Image Hunter showed how to capture classic Ferrari Formula 1 racers in 3D. Here's his follow-up, showing the epic detail necessary to get three-dimensional racing footage of classic F1 cars. — Ed. » 4/07/11 10:30am 4/07/11 10:30am

This Is The First 3D Printed Car

The Urbee is a hybrid car concept that, according to the manufacturers, will be built with 3D printing technology and achieve an unbelievable 200/100 mpg fuel economy in highway/city driving. That is, of course, once they change the toner. » 11/07/10 2:00pm 11/07/10 2:00pm

How To Shoot An F1 Car In 3D

3D photography requires precision, tons of equipment, and heroic jury-rigging. Shooting a vintage Ferrari requires all of this plus serious balls. The Image Hunter shows us how it's done. —Ed. » 10/28/10 12:30pm 10/28/10 12:30pm

Nazi Alien Pilots from the Moon Must Look Like This

I thought the F-35 helmet looked scary. Then I saw this carbon fiber insectoid helmet, and I thought about Nazi UFO pilots coming to invade us from the Moon. » 10/25/10 7:25pm 10/25/10 7:25pm

Mercedes SLS Fastest Car Shot In 3D At 162 MPH

Take a pair of 563-hp Mercedes SLS AMG sports cars, combine with two racing drivers, add a bunch of 3D cameras and you've got a 3D film shot at 162 mph. Here's the 2D trailer. » 8/10/10 3:15pm 8/10/10 3:15pm

Gran Turismo 5 Out November 2nd In 3D

Sony announced at the E3 conference today that the long-awaited Gran Turismo 5 is coming to the PlayStation 3 in full 3D. Now you can race in a circle... in 3-D! It'll also be released on November 2nd. For real. » 6/15/10 3:35pm 6/15/10 3:35pm

Cars 2 Coming In 2012... In 3D

Alright, I know you thought there was a limit to the movies we could go fan-boy on, but Cars was a fantastic movie and the upcoming sequel deserves a mention. Lightning McQueen and his crew of badass cars will be coming back in 2012, and in 3D to boot. So load up the kids, get ready for a nauseating movie that'll… » 4/10/08 1:30pm 4/10/08 1:30pm

Daihatsu Creates 3D Holographic Dashboard, Apparently

Daihatsu has been working with a supplier to create a 3D holographic display for the dashboard of its futuristic cars. The idea is to have a 2D setup similar to a traditional dashboard that can then project a 3D image into space to create driver awareness of impending safety issues. While it sounds as if using this… » 3/27/08 12:30pm 3/27/08 12:30pm

Thinkware iNAVI GPS Navigation Goes 3D, Really 3D

A Korean company called Thinkware has debuted a navigation device that is taking GPS to another level with extensive 3D environments. This is the appropriately named iNAVI 3D. Not a lot of details are available from the Korean company, but it appears to have accurate 3D environments that can help those visual-minded… » 3/14/08 2:15pm 3/14/08 2:15pm

3D GPS Mapping Finally Coming Stateside


It pains me to see it, but one of the lesser-known GPS manufacturers will be bringing 3D GPS Navigation software to the United States. Previously, many manufacturers provided 3D GPS mapping software in Europe, but not on these shores. Nav N Go is the company that will be developing the North American 3D mapping… » 1/16/08 4:00pm 1/16/08 4:00pm

De Tomaso Revisited: The Stefan Schulze "Panthera"

3D artist and designer Stefan Schulze did something we wish someone inside an actual car company would — revive the design of the Ford V8-powered De Tomaso Pantera of the 1970s. Once sold at Lincoln-Mercury dealerships, the Pantera — along with the Porsche 930 (911 Turbo) — was the symbol of vehicular sexiness for the… » 7/26/07 8:44am 7/26/07 8:44am