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MTBS3D Lochlainn Wilson, CTO of @FOVEinc talks about their new developers kit on Neil's Messy Basement! #VRhttps://t.co/2llAUs8pKU
MTBS3D RT @MTBS3D: Just in time for #BlackFriday MTBS' Ultimate #VR Shopping Guide! #VirtualReality #HTCVive #OculusRift #PlayStationVR https://t.…
MTBS3D Just in time for #BlackFriday MTBS' Ultimate #VR Shopping Guide! #VirtualReality #HTCVive #OculusRifthttps://t.co/gxf843ns8W
MTBS3D Just in time for #BlackFriday MTBS' Ultimate #VR Shopping Guide! #VirtualReality #HTCVive #OculusRifthttps://t.co/JxRa12bmaU
MTBS3D How #3D Improves Situational Awareness presentation by Tom Curtain of @DTI3Dunleashed. #Immersed2016 #VR https://t.co/qMSBNpFAU4
MTBS3D .@Immervision specializes in panamorph lenses. This is their presentation from #Immersed2016! #VR #VirtualReality https://t.co/5Qt9iiFE48
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Thank you @SpaceChannel @AjayFry for a great segment on #Immersed2016! #VR @ImmersionArcade @onabatova @AMDRadeon https://…
MTBS3D Check out what @AMDRadeon experienced @GetImmersed showing thousands of visitors #VR for the very first time!… https://t.co/ors38sNlsk
MTBS3D .@FrimaStudios #Immersed2016 talk & little Iron Man on a #Halloween ep. of Neil's Messy Basement! @GetImmersed #VR https://t.co/wrZrgCnH7Q
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Great article by @tomshardware on #Immersed2016 sponsor @ImmerVision's panamorph camera technology! #360camera #VR https:/…
MTBS3D Neil's blog on Gamasutra on how to solve VR's customer relationship problems. #VR #VirtualReality #AugmentedReality https://t.co/fLqBOWjELH
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: .@Vrvana's Totem #mixedreality was 'beyond expectations.' Great article by @tomshardware! #Immersed2016 #VR #AR https://t.…

President's Message

Thank you for joining “Meant to be Seen”.  Founded in March of 2007, it's hard to believe that we are well over five years old!  We are the first and only stereoscopic 3D certification (S-3D) and advocacy group in the world designed to appeal to end consumers.

While we cover S-3D cinema, we are very focused on stereoscopic 3D gaming.  By participating with this website, you are helping push the success of S-3D software and technologies, and will improve the stereoscopic 3D gaming experience for millions of gamers – including you.

Neil Schneider with Panasonic 150" 3D HDTV
My introduction to S-3D gaming happened several years ago when I bought a pair of LCD shutter glasses on eBay. For less than $50, I could play games in true stereoscopic 3D.  Video game characters, munitions, and text literally exploded outside my screen!  I was immediately sold.

I was very surprised to learn that stereoscopic technology had been around for several years, and wasn't a recent breakthrough.  I was even more surprised to learn that the gaming industry had yet to officially adopt this innovation, and this has slowed progress in the field – so much so that several promising technologies had very limited success.

The problem is countless games were needlessly handicapped by incompatibility with these exciting technologies, and while the stereoscopic hardware industry strived to keep up with advances in video game development, the gap continued to widen between the S-3D hardware solutions and their gaming counterparts.

Without a consistent link between S-3D manufacturers, game developers, and consumers, everyone loses.  The game manufacturers miss out on providing a truly thrilling experience, the gamers potentially lose their S-3D investment, and the phenomenal stereoscopic innovations are ultimately thrown out with the bathwater.

I launched MTBS to solve this problem, and I am very pleased with how things have progressed.  In no small part attributed to the efforts of our membership and industry partners, stereoscopic 3D gaming has taken off and has a promising future.  It is thanks to the demand demonstrated here that we were able to eventually found a separate non-profit organization called The S-3D Gaming Alliance (S3DGA).

While I personally have no voting rights in the organization, it is an honor to serve as its Executive Director, and am responsible for its day to day operation.  While S3DGA serves as the industry’s official S-3D gaming body, MTBS is its consumer arm.

mtbs3D.com is your place!  It’s a place to learn about S-3D gaming, a place to talk about the latest trends and developments, and a place to share ideas for our industry’s future.  Thank you for your continued efforts.

Sincerely,

Neil Schneider, President & CEO
Meant to be Seen