Lokitoth writes: Burton demonstrated a technology to draw animated 3D images in space, rather than on a 2D screen, by exciting oxygen and nitrogen in the air to give off light. The developers say: "This system can create about 50,000 dots per second, and its frame rate is currently about 10-15 fps. But we're working to improve the frame rate to 24-30 fps." Maybe the Japanese proposal to project 3D players to soccer fields world-wide is not so far-fetched.
Lokitoth writes: Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created a way to easily add objects to photographs, automatically computing occlusion and lighting to appear natural. Then they start showing off by adding animation to the mix, including what appears to be rudimentary physics.