VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a stereo picture application for 3D games. The new plug-in, registered as "StereoGames", transforms the existing 3D game to a stereo game that utilizes the stereoscopic vision - even though the game didn't have this feature originally. The new depth dimension gives the old games a new lease of life, thus eliminating the need for investing in a completely new game.
The easily installable plug-in is suitable for PC games, mobile phone games, game consoles, digital television applications, animations and online games. Negotiations with several software development companies have already begun, and the launch of StereoGames for PC games is expexted within the next year. This plug-in makes it possible to add stereo information to mobile phone camera pictures, too.
VTT's Stereogames has the unique feature that it can transform the existing 3D game into a stereogame that has a clear depth effect. Usually, the stereo effect is incorporated to a game or a video during the production phase, like in the popular Shrek3D video. The StereoGames application does not have to be installed in the game, and no laborious installation manoeuvres are needed; the application automatically handles all required actions. The stereo effect can be viewed by using filter glasses or shutter glasses, or, depending on the application and device, even without glasses. The most affordable option is filter glasses, costing approximately EUR 0.35.There are several different techniques for producing stereo pictures.
VTT's patented StereoGames method with stereo pictures offers numerous prospects for development. The method can be used in all 3D applications with a changeable angle of view for producing stereo pictures; therefore, architecture, product design and molecular modelling, to name a few, can greatly benefit from it.The code corresponding to the StereoGames technology has been licensed for Mobile Solutions in Italy since the beginning of 2006, in connection with VTT's "Pingis" game. "Pingis" is a two-player game for mobile camera phones. The game also allows a single-player game. The phone's camera senses the movement of the phone on the basis of the picture and transforms it to a racket's movement. The stereo effect enhances the perception of depth, and the player can better perceive the dimensions
and distances of the table.
Stereo pictures or video clips by a camera phone
VTT's patented technology description also includes, among other things, the StereoImaging technology. This technology means that a frame or a video clip recorded by a camera phone could be submitted to a service provider's server for "stereo picture development" by using one button. Once developed, the stereo picture could be sent back to the photographer or to a designated number or Internet address. The picture could also be downloaded onto a PC computer for optimal viewing. To take an example, a real estate broker could take a video clip of an apartment and submit it and all the necessary information to the desired online service using a mobile phone. The clip could be automatically generated as a stereo clip on the Web page.
VTT is planning to start a project to develop the StereoGames technology for autostereoscopic displays to completely eliminate the need for glasses. An application based on the StereoGames technology would bring the stereo dimension used in 3D games and other 3D applications to autostereoscopic displays - affordably and easily.
Press Office | alfa
Fraunhofer FIT joins Facebook's Telecom Infra Project
25.10.2016 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT
Stanford researchers create new special-purpose computer that may someday save us billions
21.10.2016 | Stanford University
Physicists from the University of Würzburg have designed a light source that emits photon pairs. Two-photon sources are particularly well suited for tap-proof data encryption. The experiment's key ingredients: a semiconductor crystal and some sticky tape.
So-called monolayers are at the heart of the research activities. These "super materials" (as the prestigious science magazine "Nature" puts it) have been...
Ultrafast lasers have introduced new possibilities in engraving ultrafine structures, and scientists are now also investigating how to use them to etch microstructures into thin glass. There are possible applications in analytics (lab on a chip) and especially in electronics and the consumer sector, where great interest has been shown.
This new method was born of a surprising phenomenon: irradiating glass in a particular way with an ultrafast laser has the effect of making the glass up to a...
Terahertz excitation of selected crystal vibrations leads to an effective magnetic field that drives coherent spin motion
Controlling functional properties by light is one of the grand goals in modern condensed matter physics and materials science. A new study now demonstrates how...
Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.
"The quantum socket is a wiring method that uses three-dimensional wires based on spring-loaded pins to address individual qubits," said Jeremy Béjanin, a PhD...
In a paper in Scientific Reports, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute describes a novel light-activated phenomenon that could become the basis for applications as diverse as microscopic robotic grippers and more efficient solar cells.
A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material that can be used...
14.10.2016 | Event News
14.10.2016 | Event News
12.10.2016 | Event News
28.10.2016 | Power and Electrical Engineering
28.10.2016 | Physics and Astronomy
28.10.2016 | Life Sciences