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Animation Magazine is the Newest Member of The S-3D Gaming Alliance

March 9th, 2010 · No Comments · General 3D News


Animation Magazine has a twenty-plus year history with animation professionals in gaming, cinema, and TV and by joining the S-3D Gaming Alliance (S3DGA) the magazine is giving very positive signals that it is finally the right time for stereo 3D to go mainstream. And another good news for the S3DGA and MTBS3D members is that they will qualify for a free digital subscription for the Animation magazine for an year. This offer is only available through links on s3dga.com and mtbs3d.com. The submission form is accessed after registering and logging in to mtbs3D.com with all registrations being free and instantaneous.

An Animation Magazine representative will also be speaking at the upcoming 3D Gaming Summit taking place on April 21st and 22nd in Universal City, Los Angeles. The summit is the first conference that is nearly 100% focused on stereoscopic 3D gaming, and features top names like NVIDIA, Real D, Panasonic, Mitsubishi Electric, Jon Peddie Research, The S-3D Gaming Alliance, and more. The S-3D Gaming Alliance’s next meeting will be held at the conference as well. In addition to feature speakers, S3DGA will outline its current goals and strategies as they relate to making S-3D gaming successful in the home. While this will be a private member-only meeting, all game developers are welcome to participate too if interested.

For more information about the upcoming 3D Gaming Summit…

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List of Helpful Stereoscopic 3D Related Forums You Should Follow

December 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Other S3D Tech

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Although still not many forums that are specific for stereoscopic 3D movies, photos or gaming, there are some that you should be aware of and follow if you are interested or even ask for help other fellow members with similar interests or hardware. Of course here I’ll also mention the support forums of the more popular hardware and software providers for stereoscopic 3D solutions that are a must if you have the respective hardware or software. Also I’d be glad if you provide links to other forums that are worth mentioning, but I’ve missed to link to…

Stereo3D Webboard
This is probably the first and still most popular place to discuss everything about stereoscopic 3D, although the forum is not being very active lately, still it is a good place to find useful information and resources related to everything S3D.

Meant to be Seen (MTBS)
One of the more recent places that covers a lot of different stereoscopic 3D technologies and initiatives that you should follow and seek help in. Created by Neil Schneider, the same guy behind the S-3D Gaming Alliance (S3DGA).

Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision
This is the official support forum for Nvidia’s GeForce 3D Vision active shutter glasses that all owners of the product should check often for interesting things. Andrew Fear the product manager of 3D Vision is also present there from time to time, so this is a way to reach the right guy with your questions.

iZ3D Monitor and Driver Forums
If you are an owner of one of the iZ3D stereoscopic 3D monitors or use their multifunctional 3D driver with other stereoscopic 3D setup you should also be aware of their support forum. You can report bugs and seek help there with some of the guys from the company monitoring the forum and providing support.

DDD’s TriDef Support Forum
The official support forum for the users of TriDef software that is lately becoming more and more popular and widely used thanks to the OEM licensing of the software by Acer in their affordable Acer Aspire 5738DG 3D laptop. A good place for user contributed TriDef game profiles for the Ignition software.

And you can of course also check out our 3D Vision Forum as well…

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How to Convert MPO S3D Pictures into JPS Stereo Pairs

August 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Shooting in 3D

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Just a few days ago I’ve written about the small, but very useful tool that allows you to convert MPO pictures taken with Fujifilm’s Finepix Real 3D W1 digital camera into separate JPEG images – one for the left and one for the right eye. The drawback of the tool called MPO2Stereo, written by cybereality at MTBS forum was that it did not directly produce JPS files, but you still need to join the two frames another software. But now, thanks to KindDragon from the same forum, and his tool JPG2JPS the process can be automated and done very easily. You just need to Drag and Drop the MPO file over the mpo2jps.bat file and you’ll get everything done, the MPO2Stereo will extract the left and right frames and jpg2jps.exe will create a single JPS file, containing the two stereo pairs. The resulting JPS file will be smaller than the input coming from the MPO, because there is some compression done when joining the images for left and for right eye into a single side-by-side image.

To download the two utilities packed together and ready to work…
For more information about the programs, visit this thread at MTBS…

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