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More Interesting News for Oculus Rift Dev Kit Owners

August 19th, 2013 · No Comments · 3D / AR / VR / HMD

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Regardless if you are just a user or developer with an Oculus Rift Development Kit you should try out the new Oculus Share feature that was just launched in Beta – a new community driven platform that is supposed to let you self-publish, discover, download, and play the best VR games and experiences already available. The Oculus Share should allow you to host Oculus-ready games and experiences that you’ve developed (added after moderation by the Oculus team), browse and download content from other developers, rate experiences on quality and VR comfort level, provide feedback to developers about your experience with their products, and also be able to tip fellow developers for their work in cash, should you decide to support their work.

One of the main goals in the development of the Oculus Share was to help developers by creating a centralized community portal for Oculus content – there are already a few unofficial similar projects with information about currently available and upcoming Oculus Rift-compatible software. And while it’s simply a sharing service today, over the coming months the idea of the Oculus team is apparently to make Share an marketplace for Oculus-ready games, experiences, and applications. You can think about the Oculus Share for the Rift becoming something like the Google Play (Marketplace) is for Android devices or the Apple App Store for the iOS devices and we definitely need such a centralized place. The Oculus Share is currently down for maintenance, so you will probably be able to try it out a bit later.

Meanwhile DDD has released a new beta version of their TriDef 3D Ignition software with support for Oculus Rift adding support for a few more games such as Metro 2033, Portal, rFactor 2, TrackMania Nations Forever (no Head Tracking) and Proun (no Head Tracking) along with some fixes and improvements. Don’t forget that you need to have a full installation of the latest TriDef 3D software and to install the beta version of the Ignition 3.7.6b4 on top in order to be able to test the support for the Rift.

For more information about the new Oculus Share platform…
To download and try the Ignition 3.7.6b4 with Oculus Rift support…

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Samsung Renews its TriDef 3D License Agreement for 3D Monitors

February 12th, 2013 · 2 Comments · General 3D News


If you were hoping that Samsung may get back to the Nvidia camp for its 3D-capable PC monitors after being the company that released the first 3D Vision-ready display and then moved to the TriDef 3D solution for providing stereoscopic 3D support on PC, you’ll might be disappointed by the news that Samsung has just renewed its license agreement to continue using DDD’s TriDef 3D software package. Samsung Electronics will continue to bundle DDD’s TriDef 3D solutions with Samsung’s lineup of 3D monitors probably for another two years, though the length of the agreement extension hasn’t been mentioned. The previous license agreement between the two companies was for a period of 2 years and was announced on 14th April, 2011 in time for the release of the Samsung SA/TA750 and SA/TA950 series of 3D monitors. It is interesting to see if Samsung will be releasing new models soon considering the company is renewing the license agreement.

Have in mind that Samsung has also licensed DDD’s 3D technology in it’s 3D HDTV products that allow Samsung to perform automatic 2D to 3D video conversion. The five-year license agreement was announced in February 2008 and involved DDD and Samsung collaborating to implement DDD’s TriDef real-time 2D to 3D conversion and 3D image processing architecture in the embedded 3D processing chip developed by Samsung for their next generation 3D HDTVs. In 2012 approximately 15 million units with DDD’s TriDef 2D to 3D conversion technology were shipped, up 67% from 2011. This brings the cumulative number of consumer devices shipped with TriDef 3D technology to more than 26 million units worldwide (this number covers all devices and not only 3D HDTVs) at the end of December 2012.

Chris Yewdall, Chief Executive of DDD has also revealed that over three million copies of the TriDef 3D software package has been shipped to date. That number probably includes the OEM versions as apart Samsung Electronics, DDD also has licensed the TriDef 3D software to AOC, HP, Lenovo, LG, Sony, Philips, Viewsonic and others though besides form Samsung most other 3D displays use passive 3D technology. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2013, DDD debuted a number of new 3D solutions aimed at the growing market for 3D mobile devices – including smartphones, tablets and personal media players. DDD expects mobile shipments to return to growth in 2013 on the back of emerging demand for tablet PCs with 3D functionality.

DDD’s TriDef 3D software is available in more than 37 languages and allows over 750 of the latest PC games to be played in stereoscopic 3D “off the shelf”, even in cases where the game has not been specifically developed to be played in stereo 3D mode. The TriDef 3D game conversion engine is compatible with DirectX 9, 10 and 11 games and is compatible with PC graphics processors from AMD, NVIDIA and Intel’s 2nd Gen Core processors. In addition to a wide variety of PC games, TriDef 3D automatically converts PC video and photo files from 2D to 3D and is compatible with the growing library of original 3D content available from DDD’s Yabazam! 3D content portal.

For more information about the DDD TriDef 3D software solution…

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DDD TriDef 3D 5.4 Software is Now Available For Download

August 16th, 2012 · 8 Comments · General 3D News


DDD has released an updated version of their TriDef 3D software package for viewing of movies, photos and games in stereoscopic 3D mode on compatible devices. TriDef 3D is pretty much the only major alternative of 3D Vision left after the iZ3D Driver development and support has been completely stopped. The TriDef 3D package is compatible with all GPUs and supports various stereoscopic 3D display methods.


Here are the main improvements in the new version:

– Added support for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier*, Max Payne 3, Drakensang Online, Risen 2, Quantum Conundrum, Spec Ops: The Line, Prototype 2, Orcs Must Die! 2, Depth Hunter, KungFu Strike and various other games
– Advanced shadow handling algorithms have been applied to Dead Space 2, Dirt 3 (DX9), Crysis (DX9), Trine 2 and Total War Shogun 2
– Improved support for Lego: Indiana Jones 2, Unreal Tournament 3, Avatar, Call of Juarez, Gears of War, Stormrise, Universe at War: Earth Assault, Shattered Horizon, Cryostasis, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, Resident Evil 5, Civilization V, Alan Wake, Metro 2033, Lost Planet 2, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Medal of Honor – Multiplayer, The Lord of the Rings Online and various other games

* The latest patch (1.4) for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier adds native support for TriDef 3D. If TriDef 3D is installed and licensed then Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will use TriDef 3D automatically (no need to launch the game from TriDef 3D Ignition). The in-game Graphics Options menu includes a Stereoscopic 3D option which can be used to toggle TriDef 3D on/off (it’s on by default if TriDef 3D is installed).

To download the latest version of DDD’s TriDef 3D 5.4 Software…

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