StereoscopyNews brings us the news of a new glasses-free 3D Tablet being launched next month at the IMC Lab Gallery, called the Neo3DO. While I’m surprised they chose a name so close to the old “NeoGeo”, it’s a interesting autostereoscopic tablet running Android.
Come and bring your friend or colleague to test the device, see some cool 3D content, and hang out with other 3D professionals and enthusiasts while having a drink and snack.
Join Neo3DO for:
- 3D tablet hands-on demonstrations;
- a chance to buy a tablet for a super discount;
- a chance to win a tablet through giveaways/raffle!
- Wine/beer and appetizers will be provided.
Bring your own 3D content (photos, videos, etc.) on USB or microSD and see it in 3D on the tablet, without the glasses.
Event Location: the IMC Lab Gallery, 56 West 22nd Street, New York, USA (6th floor)
via Come to the NEO3DO glasses-free 3D Tablet Launch Party in New-York.
There’s a new version of popular 3D Movie player “Stereoscopic Player” from 3dTv.at that brings a few new OLE automation commands and some bugfixes, but what makes this new version neat is the new support for the Oculus Rift. Of course, head tracking plays no part in this, it’s just stereo movie playback, but if you’re lucky enough to have one of the units and don’t mind the low resolution display, now you can watch your 3D Movies “in your face” on your rift.
3dtv.at – Stereoscopic Player Version History.
The upcoming Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference (SD&A) is hosting their first ever Game Contest where the winner with the best Stereo Game will walk away with $1000.
The Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference is pleased to announce the first SD&A Stereoscopic Game Competition, to be held at the conference in February 2014. The aim is to encourage the creative use of stereoscopic depth in exciting new game designs. A panel of expert judges will review the game designs and the winner will receive a cash prize of $1000.
Full rules are at the website below, but interested competitors must register by July 22nd.
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference.
A new patent from Philips proposes a new data storage and algorithmic reconstruction for stereoscopic 3D data based on mixing a Depth Map with the video stream and allowing a compute processor to reconstruct as many stereo views as necessary.
stereoscopic data may comprise a so-called depth map that is associated with a visual image. A depth map can be regarded as a set of values, which may be in the form of a matrix. Each value relates to a particular area in the visual image and indicates a distance between a virtual observer and an object in that area. The area concerned may comprise a single pixel or a cluster of pixels, which may have rectangular shape, or any other shape for that matter. A processor is capable of generating different views, which are required for stereoscopic rendering, on the basis of the visual image and the depth map associated therewith.
At first glance this seems a bit pointless for movies, until you realize the number of Autostereoscopic displays that can represent multiple views, aside from the classic stereo pair.
via Philips Patents new Method for Stereoscopic Rendering.
There has been lots of talk and research in the last decade or two about the effects of stereoscopic 3D video on young eyes. Some research shows irreparable damage in the ability to discern stereo, and some research shows no damage whatsoever. It’s anyone’s guess what the real answer, but now there’s a new player in the game: Stereoscopic 3D can actually cure vision problems.
The new treatment involves setting up the video game of Tetris so it can only be played effectively using both eyes. The game involves rotating puzzle pieces as they fall so that they interlock with other puzzle pieces sitting at the bottom of the screen. The researchers split the image between the eyepieces of a pair of head-mounted video goggles so that one eye could only see the falling pieces and the other eye could only see the pieces sitting at the bottom of the screen.
via Lazy Eyes Cured with 3D Games.
Today, european company Zero Creative is launching what they call the world’s brightest 46″ Glasses-Free 3D Display. Lots of nice features there in the title, but the numbers seem to bear it out with an impressive 3000cd/m2 and an included software platform “3dZignage” to help users get 3D content started. Aimed firmly at marketing and advertising, it looks like a promising product for anyone interested in glasses-free 3D.
“Current digital signage (DOOH) solutions almost all still use traditional 2D displays and poor content. This way they are more and more losing the attention of the target audience. Introducing this new level of extreme brightness combined with glasses-free 3D image is a giant step forward for the DOOH market.”, says Jean-Pierre van Maasakker, CEO of Zero Creative, “This new type of innovative high performance xyZ 3D Displays will simply command attention of anyone near.”
Get the full release after the break, or visit their website.
This year’s “Stereoscopic Displays and Applications” conferent hit its 23rd year, with researchers and experts around the world congregating in California to discuss all the latest research and development in 3D capture, processing, and perception. Sounds like an amazing event, but I didn’t make it. No matter, now over 12 hours of the talks are available for viewing online!
If you want to watch all the video communications here under, plan your session carefully: the total duration of the 37 talks here under amounts to over 12 hours! And amond them, 20 minutes are in stereoscopic 3D (watch that one directly here under). This impressive collection of stereoscopic 3D topical talks provides a valuable summary of the SD&A conference presentations for those that weren’t able to attend the meeting, and also for those that did attend the meeting and would like a reminder of the presentations.
via 37 Stereoscopic Conference Videos are Online.
If you’re running a nice but older TV that doesn’t support 3D and don’t feel like kicking it to the curb to upgrade, then there’s a new (albeit pricey) option to consider. The 3DFury will be shipping in a few days and takes pretty much any 3D signal, including the industry standard HDMI 1.4 like BluRay or PS3, and issues its own active glasses sync signal and reformats it for your TV.
If your HDTV or projector can play regular non-3D games and Blu-ray movies then the 3Dfury will work for you and will turn your existing HDTV or projector into a 3D home theater!
If your HDTV or projector cannot play HDMI content because it lacks of a HDMI input, 3Dfury can still turn it into a 3D home theater, thanks to the embedded HDMI to analog converter based on HDfury technology. The 3Dfury supports every 3D signal type in existence today including frame-packing, side-by-side, top-bottom.
Not so sure how well this will work honestly, but it’s an interesting option. It supports frame-packing, side-by-side, top-bottom, and others, and includes updatable firmware to add even more. The gadget will retail for $399.
via 3DFury converts old TV sets to 3D.
I’ve long wondered when a TV provider would come out with a TV that offered double vertical resolution on a Passive 3D TV, allowing 1080 lines of resolution in each eye (right now most Passive 3D TV’s have to cut your resolution in half, turning a 1080-line screen into 540 for each eye). LG has answered my question with their new LW6500, capable of 3840×2160, double 1080P in each direction. They’ll be demonstrating it at CES, but due to it’s other “virtues” I somehow doubt it’ll be coming to a living room near you anytime soon.
With a 2,13 meters diagonal, the new LG 3DTV will occupy 183 cm by 103 cm of your living room wall estate ! The probability to see this monster at your nearby TV outlet is still extremely slim. And if it appears one day, expect the price way north of 10,000$…
via Worried about Passive 3DTV Resolution?.
At the recent “Autodesk University”, Infinite Z was there demonstrating their zScape product. They call it a “virtual holographic display”, but from watching their video I would say it’s somewhat like a Wacom Cintiq with a 3D Display: You use their laser-pen to interact with software but the visuals are displayed in stereoscopic 3d (requiring their glasses), enabling a new level of depth and interactivity to the experience.
Infinite Z says it is initially focused towards the digital/product design, scientific, medical, GIS/geospatial, and government markets. For now it ships only with drivers for Maya and Showcase, but Infinite Z says other software vendors are on board and the number of products zSpace supports will grow rapidly. A proof-of-concept zSpace demo for Autodesk Alias Design software also ships with the product.
Impressively, the system is available today for a mere $6,000 and works out-of-the-box with Autodesk Showcase and Maya. Check out their demo video below.
zSpace – A Virtual-holographic Experience from Infinite Z on Vimeo.
via GraphicSpeak » Infinite Z launches zSpace virtual holographic 3D display for designers.