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News Laptop + Wiimote = 3D VR Display

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 24 Dec 2007.

  1. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    This guy is a true innovator. Taking what already exists and making something really freaking cool. It was crazy how that head tracking demo looked that 3D even on a silly youtube video. I have a bluetooth adapter and will try this out for sure in the near future.

    Nintendo, HIRE THIS GUY!
     
  2. Mattakadeimos

    Mattakadeimos New Member

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    For the first time in about ten years of 'technology progress' this is the very first thing that has made me go "Whoa!"

    Its a very cool concept, easy to install, doesn't require expensive third party hardware.

    There really is only one hurdle to seeing this in my home. That is the developers of games. I don't think it'll get much recognition in the pc gaming world (terrible shame) but I can see it being a win-win situation for ninty. I hope that in 08 we see some clever use of this in wii games.
     
  3. xion

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    My god, get this man a job stat! Tyhis is the first "proof of concept" that i can actually see not only working but becoming mainstream in its implementation. Johnny Chung Lee - you good Sir - are a genius!
     
  4. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    This would be so easy to implement on a wii....place the wiimote near the screen, place on glasses, hold other wiimote in other hand
    OMG FUN TIMES.

    Also that guys thesis is crazy cool, hes a very clever chappy!
     
  5. completemadness

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    wow, this is an awesome idea
     
  6. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I am extremely impressed by all his videos so far ! Genius !
     
  7. xion

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    The vr-head-tracking demo seems like it could be a massive boon to the gaming industry, however I cant help wondering if this will mean a heafty boost in horsepower required to run it? with all graphics cards using early z occlusion culling, would this have to rethought, or just rendered on-the-fly as in current games?

    I could really see this kind of tech used in arcade games soon, iirc - there is already a boxing game that uses rudimentary head tracking (camera and white backdrop) but no adjustment of POV...
     
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