i3D brings glasses-free 3D to your iPhone 4 and iPad 2
posted by Ken N. / May 23, 2011, 7:34 PM
And the i3D's mechanism is impressively simple. By following your head with the front-facing camera, it adjusts the image to give the impression of depth. And while it's not as flashy as other 3D options, it's certainly preferable to carrying around one of Hasbro's My3D viewfinders.
One of the researchers says that "Such spatially-aware mobile display enables to improve the possibilities of interaction." We think this could be a great way to explore 3D models. It would be particularly useful if it were incorporated into something like Google Body.
The exclusion of accelerometer and gyroscope support is a bit odd. One might expect the developers to incorporate the ability to manipulate the image by tilting the device. But, because of processing power, battery consumption, or simple time constraints, i3D currently only uses the front-facing camera.
The i3D demo app is available for free in the App Store. Keep in mind that it will work best if you are in a well-lit room, and both you and your clothing are well contrasted from the rest of the room.
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Hasnt this story been on here before??
posted on May 23, 2011, 8:11 PM 0
Ok, yes I am a apple fan however this is not real 3D or we would not be able to view it on the computer....this is that same accelerometer set up as we seen on the Windows Mobile touch pro from about 4 years ago....This looks great but cant call it glasses free 3d when its just a gimmic.
posted on May 23, 2011, 8:25 PM 0
Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011
its a way to give you a 3D feel not actual 3d.. and it looks nice. and you have to think of at least one advantage. you wont have to be a certain distance angle and have a headache when you look into the background.. I am speaking of those of you who are near sighted and not using your glasses looking at a real 3d screen. it can cause some sever headaches... so all in all not a bad idea.
posted on May 23, 2011, 8:54 PM 0
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