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MTBS3D Futurists @GetImmersed Panel is up w/John Gaeta, David Traub, Neil Trevett&Michael Page! @neilt3d @OCAD #immersed #VR http://t.co/PMnMHIXXM0
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MTBS3D Attendees & Exhibitors Garner Success at Immersed, Next Year's Event Confirmed! #immersed #VR #AR #3D #immersivetech http://t.co/wRfSOmXbBb
MTBS3D @coldplay VR concert available via @NextVR_app & @jamesstewart3D S3D stop motion movie #Foxed revamped in #VR! #AR http://t.co/ciAoR7xIKD
MTBS3D RT @ImmersiONVRelia: Thanks for the mentions and all of the shares of the #3DFF! @MTBS3D #virtualreality #technology #IONVR
MTBS3D Get Ready for The B.I.G. Summit in Miami! Keynote by Randi Zuckerberg. #nextgalaxy #eonreality #vuzix #zuckerberg http://t.co/yEg9ajagy3
MTBS3D Picture from last night's event in LA. @ImmersiONVRelia was a sponsor for @3DFF! @EthanSchur #IONVR #VirtualReality http://t.co/sB6YqBEUq2
MTBS3D Wishing our friends @3DFF good luck w/their #Immersive Film Festival & #VR Lounge!! #3DFF #AR http://t.co/VriZXijVyv http://t.co/7m3eftJVHz
MTBS3D The biggest immersive festival happening in LA this wknd! Check out http://t.co/9WB8UWn6KY for information and the schedule! @3DFF #3D #VR
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Nana & @karlkrantz of @SVVRCon! Enjoyed meeting you! Thnx for coming up. Wish we had more time to chat! :) #immersed http:…
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Jeremy Sarchet of @WorldViz posing for his close up in front of the media wall! Truly enjoyed meeting you! #immersed http:…
MTBS3D RT @GetImmersed: Is that Bane or @EthanSchur of @ImmersiONVRelia w/@neilt3d? Awesome pic!Thnx @CourtSprunger! #immersed #TheGO #Batman http…
MTBS3D .@ImmersiONVRelia Wish we could be there with you guys & our good friends from @3DFF!
MTBS3D Vireio Perception version 2.1.1 released today! #vireio #mtbs3D #VR #oculus http://t.co/Ko3v00saFJ
MTBS3D Check out the cool stuff going on in L.A. this weekend with our friends at @3DFF! #3D #VR #4D http://t.co/9WB8UWn6KY http://t.co/Eqmfo74HLe

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