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 Apr 18, 2005 - 11:00 AM - by Michael
* 3D Monitors, No Glasses

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It's the "holy grail" of displays - 3D monitors that require no glasses.

Japan Corporate News reports that Toshiba has done it.

Toshiba's new displays employ an integral imaging system that reproduces light beams similar of those produced by a real object, not its visual representation. This overcomes the main problem with a flatbed display: distance. The difference in the distance from the eye to the center of a display, and from the eye to the display's edges and corners, is greater for a flatbed display than for a standard upright display. In seeking reproduction of natural 3-D images on the flatbed display, Toshiba developed proprietary software that utilizes 10 or more views of an object (the current prototype takes 12 or 16), either live-action images or CG images, and which processes and reproduces the images in 3-D, with a wide viewing angle. Toshiba also developed middleware and dedicated circuitry that supports fast playback of the images with only a graphics card.
Don't expect to see Quake4 or beyond on it just yet, though.
 

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