Viewing 3D content without glasses or goggles has proved to be one of the toughest things for interface designers to achieve—it never really looks right. At this year’s SIGGRAPH, a group of researchers presented a display that creates a 3D human in stunning detail using a cluster of 216 projectors.
No matter your age, there's a good chance that a View-Master was lying around either your bedroom or a friend's. The iconic red goggles are the perfect childhood diversion—cheap and briefly amusing. They also have a long history.
The reason I'm not sold on 3D? Those nasty glasses. Luckily, Microsoft is ditching the glasses, choosing instead to create 3D by beaming different images into each eye.
The prototype is now on show in Tokyo, and as you'll see in the video, the 96 by 128-pixel resolution looks better than you might expect. In person, objects appear to have depth, and can be viewed from all angles.
The gadget: Wazabee 3DeeShell, a screen filter that turns your iPhone screen into a 3D photo viewer.
One of the great things about analog motion picture cameras (I'm talking about 16mm and 35mm here) is that you could take them apart and change things like shutter angle. But with the advent of video, all the motion picture magic moved out of the camera and into the post-production environment. So the news of this 3D…