When double D isn't enough - go 3D
Stunning and flinch-inducing
GTC Video Blog The inflatable black cone in the corridor of the GPU Technology Conference, along with the table piled high with 3D glasses, was a dead giveaway. Ok, so it's yet another 3D demonstration. These are fairly common at this conference and the first keynote address was full of astounding graphic routines - all of them in stunning 3D. So what could Micoy (the owners of the aforementioned tent) add to the mix?
Quite a bit, as it turned out. When they say that their 360-degree immersive 3D puts you in the middle of the action they aren't kidding. You actually flinch when objects move towards you - or at least I did. I was stunned at the quality, realism and impact of their effects. Part of it was due to the design of their enclosure, part of it due to their optical secret sauce and a spherical camera with 84 (or was it 86?) lenses. Unfortunately there isn't any way to convey the effect via crappy 2D video - particularly when I'm behind the camera. But take my word for it, it's outstanding.
In the video clip, we talk to one of the chief techies at Micoy and get the lowdown on their technology and future plans. This is a company to keep your eye on, it's very impressive tech and we're going to be seeing it soon. ®
Please don't flirt with the man while interviewing him, he wasn't the only one who felt a bit disconcerted.
It was a good interview from him about the technology but since it wasn't possible to show what you saw on video you could have tried to describe it.
What were you looking at, was it panoramic?
Was it projected onto the surface of the walls, or back lit on the walls?
Were you wearing 3D glasses and if so what kind (passive/active)?.
Did you feel any nausea or headaches?
Could you move around inside the dome and still have the full effect or did you have to stand right in the centre for it to work properly?
Was what you saw created using the 86 lens camera or was it from the simulated camera?
@John 4 re. flirting
I'm sure that everyone you know has learned to never compliment you on any aspect of your appearance, in case you think they're coming on to you.
"I can't show them on film what it is" - wellll, that's no fun - some kind of expert tech guy standing out in front of an oddly shaped tent, and an energetic interviewer offscreen. Wow. I can almost touch the sheep I'm counting. ><