At SC10 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Computer Sciences Corporation had an Alioscopy television on display. This type of television uses lenticular lenses to produce a glasses-free 3-D effect. Of course, you are not going to see a 3-D effect with this movie taken from an iPhone4. Still, it gives you an idea of how much clearer these latest autostereoscopic televisions are over the ones from just a few years ago.
I had the chance to see the Alioscopy autostereoscopic display at SIGGRAPH last year, it’s an impressive piece of kit. One real distinguishing characteristic is that it supports more than the usual 2-view Stereoscopic display (left-eye, right-eye) and enables “multi-view”, so that you can actually see somewhat around the object by shifting your view. Now they’ve partnered with the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute to take traditional stereoscopic 3D video and convert it into Alioscopy’s special Multi-View 3D.
“Alioscopy has always been at the forefront of auto-stereoscopic 3D displays, and we recognized the incredible potential of creating a technology to convert existing stereoscopic footage into multi-view formats and make it look just as immersive and captivating on auto-stereoscopic displays,” said Ralf Tanger, Project Manager at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin. “We’re excited to work together with Alioscopy as we offer this unique technology that will allow many new customers to extend their 3D investment into new 3D markets,” added Tanger.
Full press release after the break.
It was only yesterday when we brought you news of MAXON and Alioscopy partnering up to provide pre-built autostereoscopic camera rigs for Cinema4D, and now Alioscopy is back with another great partnership: Turbosquid. In this partnership, you’ll be able to buy Alioscopy-ready 3D templates from TurboSquid, rapidly improving time to product.
“The Alioscopy 3D Marketplace on TurboSquid establishes the first destination to purchase and sell Alioscopy-ready 3D templates,” said Beau Perschall, Vice President of Business Development at TurboSquid. “We’re excited to be working together with Alioscopy as we offer this unique marketplace that services the needs of the Alioscopy community and 3D content producers,” added Perschall.
Great to see the autostereoscopic Alioscopy televisions moving beyond C/C++ based SDK’s and into more easily used templates & public applications. Hopefully their technology will eventually replace active-shutter and passive-polarization as the 3D technology of choice, and we won’t be force to wear those horrid glasses any more.
Full press release after the break.
A new partnership between MAXON and Alioscopy will bring the power to create the amazing auto-stereoscopic images used on the Alioscopy displays inside Cinema4D.
“MAXON is continually seeking ways to offer value for its customers who create 3D content—whether for entertainment, design, architectural and medical visualization, or advertising purposes,” said Paul Babb, president and CEO, MAXON USA. “As the market for displaying auto-stereoscopic 3D content continues to gain traction, we’re excited that CINEMA 4D artists now have this new capability to easily create Alioscopy-ready content and take advantage of this exciting trend in display technology.”
The Alioscopy display is an auto-stereoscopic (eg. No Glasses) display that, unlike most other displays, uses Vertical interlacing to display the 2 images, or even more than 2 allowing the user limited access to “walk around” the object. I saw one at SIGGRAPH and the effect is impressive, if not a bit creepy at first. With the multiple-viewpoint support, it really does offer the feeling of looking into a box rather than looking at a TV, unlike any of their competitors. This new plugin brings the same functionality to all CINEMA4D users, and will be demonstrated at NAB in the Maxon Booth.
Full press release and details after the break.
MAXON, creators of the CINEMA4D suite, have released the information related to their NAB2010 presence, and boy is it a whopper. In their booth (#SL5624) they will, of course, have demonstrations of BodyPaint3D and CINEMA4D. They will also have a collection of guest artists on-hand demonstrating how they use the MAXON tools in their work. Just a few of the names include:
- John LePore, associate creative director for Perception, an award-winning New York City-based creative studio, returns to the MAXON booth to ‘wow’ visitors with his engaging presentation style and demos of the studio’s latest motion graphics campaigns using CINEMA 4D on behalf of NBC, Powerade and SPEEDtv.
- Nate Mitchell, graphic supervisor at Innovative Show Design (ISD), a design firm specializing in scenic and lighting services for television productions, corporate events, and live theater, returns to the MAXON booth to present set design projects using CINEMA 4D on Face the Ace, Poker After Dark, and High Stakes Poker.
- Rob Garrott of Bending Pixels, has directed, animated, designed and produced numerous broadcast projects for leading brands.
- Nick Campbell of Greyscale Gorilla, a seasoned motion designer (Dexter, the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Target, Blackberry), will demonstrate the incredible ease with which CINEMA 4D sparks creativity.
And more. Read the full release after the break, and then be sure to go cash in our free Exhibition-floor Code for some free passes to the MAXON booth at NAB!
Alioscopy has released a new toolkit powered by Ignition, a real-time interactive engine from Applied Ideas Inc, called the User Generated Content platform that allows users to create 3D models or video for instant playback on their glasses-free 3D TV.
“Alioscopy is constantly offering its customers a way to create and edit autostereoscopic 3D content quickly and efficiently,” said Philippe Roche, CEO of Alioscopy USA. “Along with our preferred content producer and template programs, the User Generated Content tools are a strategic way for us to help our customers further extend their ability to quickly create, customize and edit their own 3D autostereoscopic 3D content.”
If you missed the glasses-free stereoscopic monitor from Alioscopy at SIGGRAPH then make sure you check it out in the Autodesk booth at IBC next week.
“We’re excited to bring Alioscopy technology to IBC 2009 with Autodesk, and present the next way stereoscopic 3D entertainment, digital signage and visualizations will be created and viewed—without glasses,” said Philippe Roche, CEO of Alioscopy USA. “With the dizzying growth and popularity of 3D stereo films, we are witnessing an unprecedented interest in stereoscopic 3D. Using Autodesk 3D content creation software and compositing tools with Alioscopy technology and hardware, 3D artists and compositors will be able realize vast new business-to-business (B2B) opportunities in new markets,” added Roche.
They’ll be in booth #7.D21 at the RAI Amsterdam, and are scheduling demonstrations. See the full press release after the break.
Here’s something I’m definitely going to check out at SIGGRAPH: Alioscopy’s “No-Glasses” 3D Displays in the Autodesk Booth.
At SIGGRAPH this year, in the Autodesk booth (Booth # 2201), Alioscopy USA will be answering both calls to build a community of artists to deliver new 3D autostereoscopic content and autostereoscopic “no-glasses” technology. As this market takes off faster than Mr. Fredricksen’s house in the Pixar 3D-Stereoscopic summer smash “UP”, Alioscopy is the leader in autostereoscopic 3D technology. Come see (and almost feel) the pop-out effects one can experience without glasses on the Alioscopy HD LCD display.
Read the full press release after the break, and be sure to come back to VizWorld next week for more details!