Nvidia GeForce 3DVision & How 3D Works

Genuinely three dimensional films and games are something of a technological holy grail – the possibility of taking traditional forms of entertainment beyond the confines of a two dimensional screen in a way that everyone can easily use and enjoy is certainly tantalising enough to have drawn heavy investment from major electronics manufacturers and Hollywood studios alike.

3D Displays, no matter how niche and expensive, are currently on show at this week's CES show in Las Vegas and James Cameron's in production film, Avatar, has been shot entirely in Stereoscopic 3D.

While the technology and concept has always shown promise though, it's only recently that 3D has started to mature into something fit for purpose. Memories of 1930s creature features presented in "terrifying 3D" relied on red and green cardboard glasses to create a painfully unconvincing effect.

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