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DDD Has Released a New Version 5.2 of the TriDef 3D Software

March 21st, 2012 · 2 Comments · General 3D News


Following the release of the TriDef 3D Ignition 3.5 Beta 1 last month, now comes a new official release in the form of TriDef 3D 5.2. The new official version pretty much includes what the Beta release of the Ignition software introduced with a few more updates.


TriDef 3D 5.2 Release Notes:

TriDef 3D Ignition
– Virtual 3D has been improved in terms of both quality and performance and renamed to “Power 3D” (DX 9 only, so far – DX10/11 Power 3D optimisations coming soon)
– Improved DirectX 10/11 game performance (Battlefield 3 in particular)
– Added support for Need For Speed: The Run, SOL Exodus, Unstoppable Gorg, Alan Wake, Trine 2, Microsoft Flight, Torchlight, APB, Tribes Ascend Beta, Blacklight Retribution and various other games
– Improved the following game profiles: Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Sonic Generations, Batman: Arkham City, RayCity and other games

TriDef 3D Media Player
– Fixed an issue which caused 3Di DVDs to playback incorrectly

The DDD TriDef 3D software package enables the viewing of movies, photos and games in stereoscopic 3D mode on compatible hardware, it is one of the two middle-ware solutions (the other being the iZ3D driver) used for ensuring stereo 3D support on AMD hardware (apart from the few games that support natively the AMD HD3D technology), but the software is also compatible with Nvidia-based video cards as well.

To download the latest version of TriDef 5.2 stereo 3D software package…

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Using the Latest TriDef 3D with 3D Monitors with the OEM Software

February 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Other S3D Tech


If you have purchased a 3D-capable monitor that comes bundled with a OEM version of the TriDef 3D software for use in stereo 3D mode you might get stuck with using older version of the TriDef 3D software while DDD releases newer versions only for their Retail product. If you look at DDD’s website you may notice that the OEM version of the TriDef 3D for the Samsung 3D monitors for example is already ore than half an year old and meanwhile there have been a few updates for the Retail version released. The OEM version for Viewsonic 3D monitors is a bit newer than the one for Samsung, but still a few months old, the LG and AOC OEM versions are more recent, but still older versions. But that does not mean that you will have to be stuck to these old versions and will have to keep waiting and hoping that DDD to release updates for them, there is a solution to get the latest TriDef 3D version 5.1 installed and working on your system…



There is a simple trick that you need to do in order to get the latest Retail version of TriDef 3D installed and working with your OEM-compatible Samsung, Viewsonic, LG or AOC 3D monitor. First you need to install the OEM version of the TriDef 3D software for your hardware as it also installs a license for the 3D monitor you may have (for example the LG D2342P CINEMA 3D Monitor), then you need to uninstall it and install the latest Retail version of TriDef (currently 5.1) and it is supposed to work without asking you to activate it or get a new license as you already have the display license installed from the OEM version of the software that is originally intended to be used with your monitor. Have in mind that if you don’t have an compatible 3D monitor that works with any of the OEM versions of the TriDef 3D software this simple trick will NOT make the Retail version of the TriDef 3D software work with it. This trick works only on 3D monitors made to work with any of the OEM versions of TriDef.

To download the latest version of the DDD TriDef 3D software package…

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Stereo 3D Content Services Available for LG Cinema 3D HDTVs

February 23rd, 2012 · 3 Comments · Other S3D Tech


Last month SpatialView has announced the release of a special version of their 3DeeCentral platform for LG Cinema 3D TVs, so that users could watch different stereoscopic 3D content directly from their 3D-capable TV set. The LG Cinema TVs shipped in Canada are supposed to already feature Spatial View’s 3DeeCentral as a premium app and it was supposed to be also available in the LG Apps TV Store worldwide, but after a check I still could not find it listed there in the LG Apps TV in multiple countries. But looking through the LG website with information about applications for their Cinema 3D TV sets I’ve found something else interesting, that there is another similar application released a few days ago – Yabazam 3D…



Yabazam is a similar platform offering stereo 3D content, both free and paid, to what SpatialView’s 3DeeCentral, but Yabazam is a platform being developed by DDD, the same guys that make the TriDef 3D software solution. Currently the Yabazam 3D is the most popular free application in the US LG Apps TV for example and it is also available for other non US users to download an try on their LG 3D TV set. So if you have a compatible passive 3D HDTV from LG, then you might want to try it, as well as the 3DeeCentral app if you manage to get access to it.



Another option also available is the 3D World coming from LG directly that also offers you a free 3D VOD service for watching some stereoscopic 3D content being made available by LG. You get to choose between a few different categories of content and unfortunately similar to the other two platforms, here with the 3D World app the situation is similar. There is not that much content available and you can quickly get to watch everything that is available already, but still, if you haven’t explored the extra functionality for using additional applications on your LG Cinema 3D TV, you should at least try this app as well.

What is still kind of a problem for both stereo 3D content delivery platforms however is that they do not yet have a lot of content in 3D format, so when you start using them you will quickly get to watch all of the available content and then you will have to wait for something new to appear and that can be quite annoying. Also these services are still far from offering the latest 3D movies that Hollywood is producing in order for you to use them instead of getting a Blu-ray 3D version of the movie for example, but this is something that could help them a lot an drive more users. Aside from getting them supported on multiple different 3D-capable platforms, something that they are already doing and constantly expanding the coverage to new devices.

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