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You’ve probably seen those incredible 3D chalk drawings that people do on the ground, but there’s something about this wall art by graffiti artist Odeith that really catches the eye. The designs seem to float in mid air.

Check out more of his work after the break.

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These fantastic renderings imagine an Adventure Time/”Batman mashup done as 3D figures. Artist Volatile-Vertex came up with the idea to celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary and Bat-Finn has never looked better. In addition to Finn as Batman, there’s Jake as a gargoyle, Princess Bubblegum as Batgirl, the Ice King as Mr. Freeze, Gunter as the Penguin, King Worm as the Mad Hatter, and BMO as Alfred. Maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll actually make these figures because they’re simply perfect.

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Oh, to be an astronaut–so much fun with zero gravity! NASA astronauts and amateur filmmakers Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson (along with ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst) placed a GoPro camera inside a bubble of water that was floating freely on board the International Space Station (ISS). As you can guess, the resulting shots were pretty spectacular. The astronauts snapped some standard footage with the GoPro, but they also filmed the whole affair with a special 3D camera.

Check ‘em out after the break!

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These incredible 3D images show a less cartoon-like Futurama and it’s nothing short of breathtaking. It’s the work of artist Alexey Zakharov who created a 3D version of the skyline from the opening sequence as well as a 3D version of the Planet Express ship using 3Dsmax, Nuke, Photoshop and After Effects. These are so good, you’ll wish they were sneak peeks of a Futurama movie.

See more pictures and the videos after the break.

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Sure, it might not have that whole glowing blade thing happening, but this lightsaber will look darn impressive hanging from your belt. Redditor Passim made this 3D printed version of the iconic weapon and you can make your own just by downloading the files from Youmagine.

There’s also a more complex version called The Wookie Scalper with more fiddly bits to assemble that you can watch coming together after the break…

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GIFs are fun enough, but turned into 3D images they’re mesmerizing. It’s actually not 3D, but just a trick of sorts that makes your eyes see it that way. The white vertical bars are used to separate the foreground and background so anything that stands out between them, like a sonic screwdriver or a soaring arrow, looks like it’s coming right for you.

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These very realistic 3D illustrations of Pokémon characters were done by Japanese artist Yuuki Morita. He made the images using Maya and Zbrush design software and they look just incredible!

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It’s been seven years of work, but game designer Drew Rechner has recreated Baldur’s Gate in 3D as Baldur’s Gate: Reloaded. The mod is the entirety of the game including the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion. Rechner worked on the project with programmer Shallina and says it helped him get into the game industry where he worked at TimeGate Studios until he was let go when they shut down.

In order to play you’ll need Neverwinter Nights 2 and the Mask of the Betrayer and Storm of Zehir expansions. Once you’ve got those installed you can download the mod and you’re ready to play.

See the video after the break…

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The 3Doodler is a kickstarter with 32 days to go and it’s already smashed through its $30,000 goal, raising well over $1 million as of this writing! What is the 3Doodler? It’s a pen that has a continuos loop of plastic that passes through the body. The plastic is warmed as it goes in and cooled as it comes out so you can actually draw right off the page and up into the air to create a 3D image. You can pledge now and get yourself a 3Doodler with an assortment of colored plastic to get you started. Stretch goals haven’t been announced, but they plan to reveal them soon.

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Depending on your feelings about 3D, this will either make you very happy or a little stabby. The BBC has announced that the special 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who will be broadcast in 3D and that it will also be show in theaters. According to Moffat:

It’s about time. Technology has finally caught up with Doctor Who and your television is now bigger on the inside. A whole new dimension of adventure for the Doctor to explore.

As to the timing, no one knows if this will be before, after or at the same time as the show is broadcast. Either way, it will give those of us who don’t have a 3D set-up in our living rooms a chance to experience the anniversary episode in all its glory.

Get a taste of what a 3D Doctor might be like in the video after the break…

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