iPad 2 displays 3D – Glasses Free

Apple will soon own 3D portable gaming. Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay from the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble have developed a method to track a users point of view using the iPad 2′s FaceTime camera. 3DS can only show 3D from a single focal point.

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Shok2776d ago

Oh yes, now I will go buy an iPad 2 so that I can get my main, hardcore, portable, dedicating handheld gaming experience.

dragonyght2776d ago

lol i smell sarcasm in there

cannon88002775d ago

I think this is only considered to be head tracking and not actual 3D. But I might be wrong. If I am please be nice and correct me.

wwm0nkey2776d ago

That is called Head tracking, the Kinect can also do this trick as well. Same goes for the Wii.

Fishy Fingers2776d ago

Simply put, anything with some processing power and a camera. It's a pretty old trick now, hopefully someone makes use of it rather than the old target tech demo.

wwm0nkey2776d ago

Also isnt there a head tracking DSi game?

Strange_Evil2776d ago

Correct me if I am wrong, but won't the 3D effect stop if you stopped moving your head? I mean won't it look just like a normal 3D pic on 2D plane if you didn't move your head?

I haven't played 3DS myself, but I am pretty sure that the 3D one could pull up on the 3DS is substantially different than this and that doesn't include straining your neck continuously to get 3D effect by moving your head.

But it does seem pretty cool.

kneon2776d ago

yes you have to move around to see the effect, just like the accelerometer based "3D"

kikizoo2776d ago (Edited 2776d ago )

..and before that, eye toy (and ps eye)..or any webcam.

"To do what the 3DS is doing would require HARDWARE changes. iPad 3 at the earliest.

That said, this IS still cool. Just not 'Nintendo crushing' in any way."

3DS 3D is just a gimmick, painfull for the brain and eyes, no need to "crush' it (3D with glasses is way more efficient and spectacular, on a big screen)

Emilio_Estevez2776d ago

Hell, the pseye can head track. Basically any camera with some software can. The iPad will still have the best non-glasses 3d for now.

jizzyjones2776d ago

The NGP has a camera at the front doesn't it :)

pedrami912776d ago (Edited 2776d ago )

The NGP can do head tracking aswell.....

Not trying to troll or anything.....just....putting it out there you know.

Also, this isn't technically "glasses-free 3d", there is no actual depth, it's still a flat image. And as i recall the DSi did the same thing but that didn't mean we got tons of great games utilizing it.

eagle212776d ago

Apple can go jump in a pie. For $499 they can enjoy the worst gaming controls ever! :)

techniglee2776d ago

Lol, there's always the icade

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