Nvidia has released an updated 3D Vision beta driver that has just one thing noted as changed – the profile for James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game. Lately Nvidia has been quite active, especially around this title addressing various issues that were available in the game demo with the full game expected to be available in the next few days. Avatar is now rated as Excellent and it works very well with the new drivers and the performance while in stereoscopic 3D mode is a bit improved! Also don’t forget to install the latest beta video drivers with the same version – 195.62, or just download and install the Full 3D Vision CD v1.17 that includes all the needed drivers in one package.
November 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision
November 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Stereo 3D Events
I’m a bit late with this one, but there is still time for you to plan a visit to the International 3D Stereo Film and Technology Festival – 3D Stereo Media, that is going to be held from 30th November till 3rd December 2009 in Liège, Belgium. The festival is for both professionals in the Stereo 3D field, but also for the general public, so that everyone interested in the various forms of 3D stereo, in particular 3D cinema, 3D television, and 3D games is welcome to join in. During the festival there will be screening of various 3D movies and exhibitions for different Stereo 3D technologies and solutions and meet a lot of professionals in the field. So if you are in Europe you might as well plan the festival in your busy schedule… ;)
The 3D Stereo MEDIA 2009 is divided into two strands:
– A 3D Stereo Film Festival, which will take place in the Kinepolis cinema complexes in Liège,
Brussels and Antwerp between 30 November and 3 December 2009
– A 3D Stereo Technology Festival, which will take place at the Palais des Congrès in Liège
from 1 to December 2009.
November 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Stereo 3D Games
I’ve just tried the demo of James Cameron’s Avatar The Game on the Acer Aspire 3D laptop – using passive polarized display and glasses for stereoscopic 3D. And there are some good news and some bad news for the people interested in playing the soon to be released game on this stereoscopic 3D capable laptop. The good news it that the game works well and does not even need the TriDef software to be running, because it has the needed support built in (enable Line Interlaced mode inside the game options). And the bad news is that the mobile Radeon 4570 VGA is not capable of providing you with decent framerates with higher details, so you’ll have to stay with low detail on everything and no Blood or HDR. If you do that and play in the native 1368×768 resolution in 2D mode you’ll be getting about 36 fps and when you activate the S3D mode you’ll still have average of about 22 frames per second which is kind of on the edge, but still playable. Just don’t forget to disable the PowerPlay option in the ATI drivers of the laptop, otherwise you’ll be getting even lower framerate. Now, back to the S3D experience, you can expect to have some barely noticeable ghosting in the right eye for some objects, but this is something that I’ve noticed as an issue also on the 3D Vision, so it is probably coming from the game and not from the stereoscopic technology being used. In general, besides the low detail level and framerate the demo is playable and presents good results in stereoscopic 3D mode, although you should also not forget that you get half of the vertical resolution on the Acer Aspire 3D, but it still looks Ok.