mercoledì 13 agosto 2008

Compelling 3D Without the Glasses -Widescreen display supports 2D and 3D at 1920x1080p

August 12, 2008 Source: HD Studio

For all those who love 3D but hate to wear those clumsy glasses, a company called Alioscopy has a new solution. It’s showing the new 3DHD-40 autostereoscopic (no glasses required) 3D LCD display technology at this week’s SIGGRAPH conference in San Diego.
he 3DHD-40 (a 40-inch LCD autostereoscopic display) was actually first demonstrated at the InfoComm 2008 conference in June and received a “Best Buzz” award. Priced at $14,500, it’s based on the NEC Multeos M40 widescreen display and supports both 2D and 3D content in full (1920 x 1080p) HD resolution.

Demonstrations of the 3DHD-40 displaying custom 3D entertainment-related content are scheduled to be shown during SIGGRAPH at Autodesk’s MasterClasses and at Softimage’s training events.

The 3DHD-40, developed and manufactured by Alioscopy, features a specialized lenticular lens that delivers a truly immersive experience for the viewer. The company said that when running real-time applications, the experience can be enhanced even further, allowing the viewer to interact with the 3D content as it is displayed.

Pierre Allio, a sculptor who recognized the potential of advanced 3D display, founded Alioscopy in Paris, France. In 1994, Allio teamed up with a group of 3D engineers whose efforts ultimately produced the core technology that drives Alioscopy’s current 3DHD-40 product.

The software platform’s open architecture allows standard video to be shown and 3D content to be developed and rendered using 3D applications such as Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Softimage XSI, Maxon Cinema 4D and NewTek LightWave 3D.

The technology is also applicable to hand-held and mobile, according to the company.

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