Sunday, October 9, 2011


As we create objects in 3D and read posts about 3D television it made me think of a recent 3D product put to market by Nintendo. I don't know if any of you have had the experience of picking one of these gadgets up, but you can try them out at the mall. It creates a 3 dimensional effect without the need of glasses by shooting an image into separate eyes.

It works surprisingly well. Gave me a little head ache but I was surprised by the quality of the effect while flying a little plane around a 3D world. I would compare it to looking into a small box that it appears you could reach in to. Cell phones are also picking up on this method. Nokia Samsung and HTC all released phones recently with 3D capturing and viewing capabilities. Of course with this method you have to position your eyes a certain distance from the screen, but I find that less of a hassle than constantly wearing glasses. Hopefully it won't make everyone cross eyed, on the contrary the device may actually make vision problems apparent for treatment in children under the age of 6. I have the link to an article discussing that here.

1 comment:

Keith Bress said...

I have one of these, and I think it's great. I've never had a problem with headaches and some of the games are greatly enhanced by the stereoscopic 3d effect. I especially recommend Star Fox 64 3D both for the fantastic 3d effect and just for being a great update of a classic game.