Gaming: Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality technology becoming home entertainment
Technology has brought virtual worlds into our computers for many years. Soon, vr will be in our living rooms.
The underground effort that has been an experimental fantasy for decades is becoming more mainstream. VRGs are headed to your game system!
VRGs or VR glasses (also known as Virtual Reality goggles) takes home entertainment and gaming to the next level.
The 3D simulated world once embedded on your computer monitor becomes a living world that consumes you instead. 3D graphic virtual reality is a reality.
Virtual reality glasses have improved in quality, become lighter and cheaper over the past decade as virtual reality technology and software also has advanced.
Wireless options allow you to roam the room with your headset. Almost all units plug into computers, DVDs and TVs.
The option for a Stereo 3D input is now available with Apple's latest in the line of Intel Xenon driven processors.
Quicktime, a free video viewer from Apple installed in most computers, enables modified photographs to be displayed in a phot-realistic view called Virtual Reality, VR. These VR images can be rotated, spun, zoomed in or out. They can include hotspots when clicked on that open a new VR image or panorama.
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See a collection of QTVR panoramas and objects.
First 24/7 Dedicated 3D TV Network in the U.S.
Three of the world's leading media, technology and entertainment companies - Discovery Communications, Sony Corporation and IMAX Corporation announced a joint venture to be established to develop the first 24/7 dedicated 3D television network in the U.S. The partnership brings together three leaders with an extraordinary collection of award-winning 3D content, technology expertise, television distribution and operational strength to deliver a high-quality three-dimensional viewing experience to home television audiences. Continue reading about the new 3D HDTV network.
Look3D and RealD Reach Licensing Agreement for First-Ever Collection of Premium RealD 3D Eyewear
Look3D, a leading 3D vision company, and RealD, the world's leading 3D cinema technology company, have reached a licensing agreement for Look3D to design, manufacture and distribute RealD 3D certified premium eyewear. Look3D eyewear will offer the same crisp, clear RealD 3D experience as eyewear currently distributed at RealD equipped theatres and will be compatible with all RealD theatres worldwide.
"Moviegoers will be able to pick from a full line-up of premium RealD 3D glasses in cool designs with shapes and styles that hug the face like regular glasses," said Rhett Adam, director of Look3D. "3D movies are booming and we're excited for the millions of fans of RealD 3D around the world to experience the next film in Look3D style." Continue reading about the Look3D glasses.
Turn your monitor into 3D using WiiRemote
Make a head tracking device at home using a Wii remote controller and IR LED's. Simple instructions. Also, Apple to develop a 3D remote for Apple TV. Watch a video how to make your TV 3D with instructions.
Apple developing 3D remote
Apple is developing a 3D gaming controller for Apple TV, according to reports on AppleInsider and nacnn.com. Continue reading...
Stereoscopic 3D Gaming History Made at SIGGRAPH 2008
Packed to the brim with an estimated 800 audience members, true 3D gaming was demonstrated for the first time on professional Real D projection equipment using iZ3D LLC stereoscopic drivers at SIGGRAPH 2008 via a joint presentation by Neil Schneider, President & CEO of Meant to be Seen and Mark Rein, VP and Co-Founder of Epic Games.
Similar to the experience movie goers get in 3D theaters, consumer gamers use S-3D technology at home for superior game immersion, visual beauty and game enjoyment. In video games, stereoscopic 3D hardware makes explosions fly out of the screen and adds a depth that makes the screen look like a window rather than a flat projection.
“Stereoscopic gaming is inevitable. It's not so much a question of added realism or emersion, terms that I find too nebulous to define. Stereoscopic 3D gaming is more fun - that's why it's here to stay," said Lenny Lipton, Chief Technology Officer of Real D, and the inventor of the original CrystalEyes Glasses that laid down the groundwork for many of the modern consumer 3D solutions available today. Continue reading...
Check back for updates and unique links to sites that help you to better understand 3D and follow developments in virtual reality technology. We also plan to explore how to incorporate this new technology into our site and to enhance our free movie section.
Virtual Reality Index
We recently expanded the VR section of our site with more information and links to sites and products.
- Includes links to sites on building your own vr system, virtual reality games and software, goverment research sites, head mounted displays (HMD), virtual reality goggles (vr glasses). Also links to sites on VRML, the markup language for writing vr code for the web and augmented reality- artificial intelligence.
- VR gaming, vr glasses take your system to the next level
- It seems there is an interest in this subject from our visitors who search this site, so links have been added.