Monday, April 11, 2011

3D Geek Alert: Check Out Glasses-Free 3D On The iPad!

Thought this was very cool (thanks for the heads up Tim). The Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble's Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay have created this demo showing how they can track a user's head with the iPad's built in camera. Then by crunching some 3D graphics numbers they can present a glasses free 3D view!

Here's what they had to say about it:

We track the head of the user with the front facing camera in order to create a glasses-free monocular 3D display. Such spatially-aware mobile display enables to improve the possibilities of interaction. It does not use the accelerometers and relies only on the front camera.

Francone and Nigay have apparently followed in the footsteps of Johnny Lee who built something similar using a Wii system. The iPad app doesn't appear to be available for download yet.

If you will remember, Apple is also looking to potentially utilize 3D in their operating systems and has actively pursued head tracking before.

I want one!

Source: MacStories

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