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MTBS3D Thanks to @kentbye for the awesome interview with Neil on @voicesofvr! #VR #VirtualReality http://t.co/BotaEIyOzT http://t.co/FYBSFPE1wb
MTBS3D RT @kentbye: Neil Schneider built a coalition of 3D gamers that helped catalyze the #VR renaissance with @MTBS3D & @PalmerLuckey: http://t.…
MTBS3D Great interview from Spain w/ @ATLANTISVR! They specialize in exhibition #VR & #AR. http://t.co/2AKYXfHUS2 http://t.co/rXOBRt0TKp
MTBS3D Support @DescStudios Kickstarter! They are so close to their goal! Only hours left. #VR http://t.co/BKL7LcYdL9 http://t.co/xlIyJdJNFI
MTBS3D Support @DescStudios Descent: Underground Kickstarter! Ending soon! Will have full #VR head mounted display support. http://t.co/mIgdzKy9Li
MTBS3D .@NextVR_app to Live Broadcast in #VirtualReality to Five Countries from @RED_Cinema Booth at @NABShow! #VR #NAB2015 http://t.co/wyKE0le2cH
MTBS3D RT @noitomocap: Thank you @MTBS3D for the #GDC interview with @Polyganz #MotionCapture #MoCap #VFX #Animation #Gaming #VR #Oculus http://t.…
MTBS3D Interview w/ @noitomocap! Perception Neuron, is a motion capture system. #virtualreality #VR http://t.co/rdWOEEeGCP http://t.co/CpV6t2Bxse
MTBS3D @DShankar @PalmerLuckey @oculus This is from our website's forums at http://t.co/iAEV8OmalX. A huge wealth of history & information there.
MTBS3D RT @MarySpio: Great interview on #Virtualreality with @MTBS3D @GetImmersed http://t.co/WNCQFepMfA. My visions for VR @ceek http://t.co/H7W

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