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The art of presentation - how holograms are being used today

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Here at Zebra Imaging, we are interested in providing the highest quality holograms to our clients, whether they be businesses or consumers. As a result of our dedication to quality, there have been many different times where we have been able to contribute something amazing to our clients' presentations. Because of the inherently magical nature of 3D imaging, many of our products provide a kind of theatrical style that is impossible to get in any other way. Most people have never seen something in true 3D before, and are amazed by the majesty and power of a 3D image when they are able to see one for the first time.

What is a hologram?


At Zebra, we get a lot of questions about holograms.  Questions about security holograms, the kind of holograms in the movies, the kind making social media frenzys. While these are all really cool special effects, they technically aren't holograms. Sorry Tupac. That includes you. Michael too.

5 ways you can interact with 3D visualization right now

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Although it sounds like science fiction, 3D holograms and visualization are ready right now for people all over the world to interact with and experience. Here at Zebra Imaging, we specialize in providing the finest 3D holograms for companies and enterprises that want to impress clients and showcase their designs in a collaborative way. With the advent of 3D content becoming more mainstream, consumer level innovations in 3D holography are available for everyone to enjoy. In the following list, we will walk you through some ways you can integrate some of the amazing innovations of 3D visualization into the comfort of your own home, allowing you to learn to think and create in the newly unconstrained playground of creativity that is 3D imaging.

Industries eagerly adopt holography as science improves

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Holographic technology still has the magic and sci-fi appeal of a new discovery, but is now gaining rapid traction in industrial and consumer level applications, reports ComputerWorldUK. This new wave of adoption for holography is good news for those in the medical, political and military fields, as digital holography has already been used in each of them in order to teach and inspire.

3D technologies: A game-changing force in manufacturing

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The constant quest in the manufacturing industry is to make smarter, higher-quality products without also driving up production costs. There's always pressure to be faster, error-free and precise. The consumerization of IT is also increasingly showing up in manufacturing, as people want to play a more active role in the design and creation of the things they own and use. Sustainability and environmental issues also encourage manufacturers to be more conscientious about the resources they consume and logistical processes they utilize. As such, widespread innovation in the sector is always a tall order.

How 3D animation is contributing to mass adoption of 3D technologies

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The first thing most people think of when they hear about 3D animation is movies. Almost every popcorn flick released on the world's multiplexes comes in a 3D flavor, and the 2014 summer movie season will be chock full of 3D animated features for the family to enjoy. Now, no disrespect to "Frozen" or "Despicable Me," but the uses of 3D animation go far beyond the big screen. In construction and engineering, architecture and retail, 3D animation allows innovators to enhance visual communication and portray reality like never before.

Zebra CTO Craig Newswanger on 3D Holography


Craig Newswanger is now fulfilling his dreams about bringing the incredible power of digital holography to consumers today. As Zebra Imaging's chief technology officer, he's been at the forefront of optical research for holographic imaging and has been instrumental in crafting the architecture that forms the basis of our 3D visualization technologies. He's also been working in the field of holography for more than 30 years, back when few beyond the laboratory were aware of the transformative potential 3D imaging held for various industries.

How 3D visualization technologies aid law enforcement and defense efforts


One of the benefits of 3D visualization technologies is enhanced visual communication. This is a critical tool during a time of crisis, when law enforcement or medical responders must often navigate large or unknown areas to provide defense or aid. While facility blueprints and maps provide helpful insight into a building or area, it can be difficult to use them as effectively for coordinated responses and real-time understanding as their users would like. It's important to develop better tools for these critical scenarios, as having better visual information on hand can make a difference in how fast and effectively responsive care arrives.

5 reasons building projects benefit from using 3D visualization


3D visualization technologies don't just add a dynamic tool to building projects - they can help transform them. One of the major challenges any large-scale building project faces is communication. Architects, engineers, construction firms, contractors and myriad other contributors have their established ways of doing things. In these highly specialized professions, even the broad strokes of their approach may be incomprehensible to other stakeholders, or at least become garbled in translation. The traditional silos that exist in building projects help each contributor focus on its specific tasks, but a more comprehensive, interoperable approach could pay dividends. 

The continuing evolution of 3D architectural rendering

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It's no stretch to say that 3D architectural rendering is having a huge effect on efficiency and visual communication in building design and construction. The profile of 3D architectural rendering and building information modeling has risen sharply in recent years, as architects and engineers take a more holistic and process-oriented approach to developing and erecting structures. As the tools become more powerful, the learning curve has also lowered. It's possible for other construction project stakeholders to take a more active role, a development that can streamline productivity, cut costs and enhance communication. 

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