The third dimension

3D movies have been around since the 50s, and 3D monitors with shutter glasses were being sold 15 years ago. But 3D didn't make it into the mainstream until recently, when a major push for 3D movies put the technology in the news. Now that 3D is moving into TV, online video and the web, 3D motion graphics and video are starting to generate new opportunities for designers and creatives.

The bad news is that 3D is still loosely defined, and there's no one single standard or technology. The good news is that you can create and edit 3D content fairly cheaply with the tools you already own. You'll need to expand them with new input hardware, new plug-ins and new output options, but you should be able to do this without completely overhauling your workflow or spending a fortune on upgrades and new tools.

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