Like a crystal ball, Spheree contains a projected 3D image that you can interact with and move around.
Disney Research has developed an algorithm that allows them to perfectly balance irregular objects and to turn them into spinning tops.
Autodesk researchers have developed a Pteromys, a tool that lets anyone design a paper airplane that will fly, no matter how outlandish.
Using stock 3D models, researchers have created software that allows you to rotate and animate objects in 2D photographs.
Instead of relying on optics to correct a viewer's vision, a team out of UC Berkeley and MIT look to computation.
Good news for gamers (and rubber duckies). A Kinect-based setup out of Japan transforms water into an interactive surface for playing games, watching movies, and maybe more.
The graphics chipmaker will demonstrate the new design at a visual computing conference this week.
Turn that frown upside down. Researchers create a virtual "mirror" that uses software to brighten your facial expression. It could help you feel happier, they say -- and make you drop more cash.
A new version of the interface makes software running on graphics chips more self-reliant and better at sharing data with conventional software running on CPUs.
Expect the wide range of new computer graphics techniques that debut at the Siggraph conference in July to arrive later in animated movies. Also: Motion-sensing tech that fights back?