First, Dr. Robert Cailliau, Co-Developer of the World Wide Web is back for round two on MTBS. Now it’s time to talk about some S-3D! He shares his views on the W3 Consortium and how this parallels to the needs of the developing stereoscopic 3D industry. He also talks about standards, gaming, and the potential of a 3D World Wide Web! Very interesting material.
You can read the first part of his interview HERE, and today’s installment HERE.
Dr. Cailliau will be back again to share his personal stereoscopic 3D photo library and will be answering member submitted questions and comments in the third part of the interview. Get ready by posting your questions and comments HERE!
Now for the best part! Dr. Cailliau has agreed to join MTBS’ advisory board and will assist us by sharing his experience and insight where needed to help drive our industry forward. This is a great honor for us, and we look forward to his further participation. A press release will be going out later today.
Two iZ3D LLC stories for you today. First, iZ3D is sponsoring PDXLAN 12, the largest LAN party on the west coast. Among the prizes will be two 22" widescreen 3D iZ3D monitors. Why are these monitors so special, you ask (aside from the obvious reasons)? Look at them!
Specifications include: 1680 x 1050 resolution; up to 170-degree 3D viewing angle; 5ms response time; 700:1 contrast ratio; and 16.7-million colors. Custom painted by Smooth Creations, these hot-rod monitors will be the envy of their owners’ block.
If you are into 3D movies, mark July 11th, 2008 7:30PM on your calendar. TWO HUNDRED lucky people will enjoy a free premier of Journey to the Center of the Earth at the San Diego Miramax IMAX Digital 3D Theater.
Afterwards, attendees will be able to sample and play games on the iZ3D monitor in person to see what all the exciting fuss is about in the theater lobby. Click HERE to register.
Finally, I have updated my testing system to Windows Vista Home Premium. There is a method to my madness (madness, I tell you!), and you will learn why in a matter of days. Exciting announcements around the corner at MTBS. In the meantime, I created special Vista and XP forums for you to post in to help fellow members with their troubleshooting and game performance concerns. I’d be personally appreciative if you could post or link to Vista tweaking guides to help improve gaming performance HERE.
A few of our members passed word of this title to us because it gives an incredible S-3D experience:
Aces of the Galaxy is an effective space shoot’em, and you can download the demo HERE! We hope to review the game in good time. In the meantime, try it out and enjoy blowing stuff up! We’ve tested it on the iZ3D LLC software solution so far, and we think you will be impressed. You can see a wide selection of gallery images HERE.
Epic Games tapped us on the shoulder today to let us know that T-Entertainment has licensed their Unreal Engine 3 to develop a new MMOG codenamed L2. There is no word on whether or not stereoscopic 3D compatibility is planned, but given the success we’ve had with their Unreal Engine in previous titles like Unreal Tournament 3 and Bioshock, we have high hopes. There is plenty of time to guess though because L2 is scheduled for release in 2010.
Finally, we are working on something exciting and new at MTBS, and we hope to have an announcement to share in the coming days.