S-3D Settings Guide

By March 15, 2010 March 24th, 2020 Guides

By Neil Schneider

You just got home.  Your new 3D monitor has just arrived on your doorstep and you are so excited to get started, you leave a path of cardboard, Styrofoam, and bubble wrap all the way to your computer room.  You load up the software, get your favorite game started, and throw on a pair of 3D glasses.  Then, without explanation, you are disappointed.

Where are the thrilling experiences you were promised?  Where is that sense of depth?  Where are the pop out effects and explosions?  Is this product all it’s cracked up to be?!?

The answer is yes, and as hard as manufacturers are working to make stereoscopic 3D (S-3D) a customer friendly experience, there are some basic concepts every new S-3D gamer needs to understand to get the best results.  These are very easy concepts to understand, and as long as you are aware of them, you will have an A-OK 3D experience!

At the most basic level, your brain takes a different image from each of your eyes and forms a stereoscopic 3D picture complete with volumetric depth.  What this guide discusses is how to adjust the relationship of these images in your favorite video games so you can get the S-3D experience you are striving for.

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