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The DDD TriDef 3D Software Has Been Updated to Version 4.6

September 2nd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Other S3D Tech


The two middlware partners for AMD and their stereo 3D technology – iZ3D and DDD were a bit slow lately, apparently working on something, but not releasing any new updates and when you have to also provide game profiles in order to ensure that new titles are working as good as possible out of the box, then you need to have updates more frequently. And AMD has kind of started to go around these two partners by working with game developers directly to help them to implement stereoscopic 3D rendering from the game engine and output to the AMD Quad Buffer on video cards supporting the AMD HD3D technology. An example for that is the new Deus Ex: Human Revolution game, and AMD has also released Quad Buffer SDK for developers willing to implement this approach directly in their applications…

Anyway, DDD has just released a new update for their TriDef 3D software version 4.6, bringing the number of total supported games to 540, adding profiles for 55 new titles in this update. The interesting thing is that the update includes profiles for 33 Chinese games and 22 Korean games, probably a side effect from the fact that DDD is a major partner for the passive 3D monitors as well as for the new autostereoscopic 3D display that LG is making and so they probably needed to turn a bit more attention to games more specific to gamers in Asia as well. Aside from the new game profiles there seem to be some issues fixed, but not details about which ones and that it pretty much about what is new in the TriDef 3D Ignition part of the package. There are new things in the TriDef 3D Media Player as well, with the most important being the fact that DDD is bringing back support for Side by Side 3D file formats. Something that was missing as a feature for a while, and considering the fact that most 3D videos are usually in this format and not Top/Bottom that was supported it was strange why they’ve waited so much.

And with the general TriDef 3D Software 4.6 update, DDD has also released updates for their separate versions of the TriDef 3D software that are intended for LG’s different 3D-capable monitors and 3D TV sets that are supported separately. The updates are pretty much the same as in the more generic version of the TriDef 3D software with some more specific things related to the supported 3D monitors in these specialized builds. An interesting thing here is the addition of support for the LG D237IPS 3D monitor that uses LG’s Film Pattern Retarder (FPR) 3D display technology on an IPS panel and that should already be displayed at the IFA 2011 trade show in Berlin that is currently on.

You can download the latest versions of DDD’s TriDef 3D software here…


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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 samco // Sep 4, 2011 at 19:51

    hello

    unfortunatly, Tridef Media player crash with this version.

    I have an error message ” Tidef media player havejust tos stop” ….
    I’m unable to start it ….?
    I’m sade because i’ve hust to buy a licence today :-(

  • 2 Bloody // Sep 5, 2011 at 13:30

    Have you tried with the previous 4.5 version of the package just to be sure it is not something caused by the latest version of the player.

    Here is more about the Side by Side support getting back in the player:
    “DDD is pleased to announce that side-by-side 3D formats are now supported by TriDef 3D 4.6 (released 1st Sept 2011). The side-by-side (or left-right) format was subject to a patent held by a 3rd party. Out of consideration for this patent DDD had removed support for this format from its software.

    The patent in question expired in August 2011, so side-by-side stereo 3D encoding and display is now in the public domain. As this format continues to be in popular use we have reinstated it, enabling TriDef 3D users to load photos, videos and DVDs stored in the side-by-side format as well as supporting side-by-side output for both TriDef 3D Media Player and TriDef 3D Ignition.”

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