SMU 3-D Light Pad (video) Southern Methodist University Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption From watching Star Wars as a child, SMU chemist Dr. Alex Lippert brought to life his dream of crafting animated 3-D shapes from light. Using photoswitch chemistry his lab constructed light shapes into structures that have volume and are viewable from 360 degrees, making them useful for biomedical imaging, teaching, engineering, TV, movies, video games and more. Credit (SMU) Usage Restrictions Please credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.