You need to see how incredibly awesome Disney's new animated snow technology is. They created it for Frozen—their new (non-Pixar) 3D animation feature. This video presented at the latest Siggraph shows how it works:
What we experience in real life isn’t enough, so our digital lives are becoming more and more 3D. iOS 7 has parallax, movies want you to feel like you’ve been hit in the face with a satellite, and lots of developers have been trying
It’s not that 3D movies aren’t worth watching because some totally are (see: Gravity). It’s that Hollywood loves to shove it down our throat as something new and fancy and some sort of advanced technology and trendy and bullcrap like that. It’s not! Most of the times, 3D movies are made just to squeeze more dollars out of us (see: any movie in 3D not named Gravity). Comic God Stan Lee explains why he hates 3D perfectly in his latest rant. [World of Heroes via Laughing Squid]
How come we live in 3 dimensions? Not 2, not 4, not 7.3, but 3? Is there something special about that number of dimensions? This video tries to explain.