More GDC 2011, ASUS 3D Notebook (No Glasses)

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More GDC 2011, ASUS 3D Notebook (No Glasses)

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Two cool stories today.  First, Kris Roberts continues his coverage of GDC 2011.  Today, featured companies include Sony, Blitz Games Studios, DDD, iGO3D, and more.  There is also some discussion of Starcraft II and its 3D implementation through Nvidia's GeForce 3D Vision drivers.

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I don't understand how they can have a variable lenticular screen. The press release clearly says it supports 2D and 3D at the same time and that text is readable. As far as I know, this is only possible with LCD parallax barriers. Did ASUS invent something new or is their PR department just clueless?

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I suppose it's an electrically switchable lenticular lens (probably based on LC-filled polarized lenticular), those have existed for some years now (done by Philips in 2007). I don't think the lenticular lens can move else they would have invented something really new, which I seriously doubt since we are talking about Asus here, which is not known to have a strong R&D in 3D like Philips or Sharp.

I guess it's switchable to 2D or 3D, but since the camera tracks the eyes the content can be adapted to the position of the observer. It'll probably work only at a defined distance from the screen though, but you should be able to move parallel to it and keep the 3D effect.

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Two cool stories today.  First, Kris Roberts continues his coverage of GDC 2011.  Today, featured companies include Sony, Blitz Games Studios, DDD, iGO3D, and more.  There is also some discussion of Starcraft II and its 3D implementation through Nvidia's GeForce 3D Vision drivers.

[caption id="attachment_15951" align="alignnone" width="360"]ASUS ROG G53ASUS ROG G53[/caption]

The second story is ASUS has started to demonstrate a glasses-free 3D notebook computer.  While MTBS has never been against glasses for at-home PC gaming, 3D notebooks could really benefit from auto-stereo technology because it's definitely more convenient and less cumbersome on the go.


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