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IMMERSIX Motion Sensing Gaming Can Be Great in Stereo 3D

September 20th, 2013 · 4 Comments · 3D / AR / VR / HMD

Here is something that looks very promising and might be able to provide good virtual reality-like gaming experience when playing video games on larger displays such as an HDTV or a projector, especially for FPS games. And although it is not specifically designed for stereo 3D support, it could turn out to be a great addition to a 3D HDTV, by making the experience even more immersive. What the company called IMMERSIX is offering is a solution providing immersive experience with 6 degrees of freedom by being able to track independently markers on your gun and your head movement and this translates into realistic motion inside the game world. What makes this seem very realistic is the use of a phenomenon called moving parallax to render the virtual game world in a way that creates a more realistic feeling of depth even when you are using a 2D display devices.

IMMERSIX claims that they already have plugins for several game engines in order for game developers to quickly implement the required support, however the problem is the hardware that will provide the tracking – the infrared camera along with the gun and glasses with IR markers (passive or active markers?) that will be providing the tracking. The company developing this does not provide much information besides the embedded promo video above, but I get the impression that they are more of a software development company looking to license their technology to hardware manufacturers and this will make it harder for game developers to be convinced to add support. On the other hand if you are a user that is interested in taking advantage of this technology, before buying the hardware you would want to see some good games that are able to support it well. So, IMMERSIX development kits anyone? Anyway this does look promising and is worth keeping a track on their development if you find it interesting.

For more information about the IMMERSIX Motion Sensing Gaming Technology…

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DIY Virtual Reality Rig with Stereo 3D Support and Motion Tracking

April 7th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Other S3D Tech

One interesting DIY project from Gavan Woolery who used a 120Hz 3D-ready Acer GD235HZ monitor (the same as Acer GD245HQ) with Nvidia 3D Vision shutter glasses and TrackIR 5 from Naturalpoint to recreate something that looks like an oversized HMD (Head Mounted Display). Ok, HMD in this project really means attaching a big monitor to your head instead pf the small LCD screens that are usually found in the commercial HMDs that are much smaller and actually look more like a pair of sunglasses (slightly bigger). The end results looks kind of strange, but you should remember that this is a prototype that was built just a as a proof of concept. And while it might not be very convenient to wear the whole thing attached to your head it seems to work pretty good in providing not only stereoscopic 3D image, but also adding motion tracking. Are you starting to get some ideas yourself already? Considering that you can hardly find any up to date HMD with high resolution and motion tracking at an affordable price that also supports stereoscopic 3D mode this project is definitely interesting. You can share your thoughts and ideas about it in the comments below.

You can read more details about the project on Gavan Woolery’s blog…

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