LG Optimus 3D to convert mobile games into 3D, to feature some National Geographic works

LG Optimus 3D to convert mobile games into 3D, to feature some National Geographic works
The LG Optimus 3D is the first handset featuring a glasses-free parallax 3D display, but even though it does handle 3D well, we still wish it had more content. LG seems to have paid attention to our grumbles and is adding not only video content but an all new 3D Game Converter. While you can always shoot your own 3D videos, when it comes to gaming, you’re pretty much left at developers’ mercy.

The conversion engine will change that by taking any OpenGL 3D game and modifying it to a stereoscopic three dimensional title. OpenGL is a cross platform API often used in first person shooters like Doom 3 and the Quake series, but also in recent titles like Minecraft. The converter will work for any game you pick, but you’ll be able to tune the settings on 50 games initially, later followed by another 50.

To convert the game into stereoscopic 3D, the engine uses already existing 3D data, so it should yield equally good results with games. Currently, LG’s Optimus 3D will be the only model to support it as the company hasn’t released other 3D-enabled handsets. The Game Converter is expected to arrive sometime around October, along with a software update.

For videos and pictures, LG has collaborated with National Geographic. The NG team has put the phone through its paces in different environments and all the resulting photos and videos will be made available for Optimus 3D users. LG doesn’t say exactly how, but IFA is coming up soon with the answers. The event kicks off September 2nd, so make sure to check back around then for more details.

source: LG

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  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor TI OMAP 4430, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(4.00h talk time)

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3 Comments

1. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Smart move by LG.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

agreed. great way to push that 3D distinction. Bout time LG started gettin serious with their phones. next up.. gingerbread updates for all LG phones :)

3. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

And next up maybe bada on LG phones... ? : ) As the Korean OS most likely will be bada, and the article said that both Samsung and LG will have the Korean OS, it just might be that LG will use bada.

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