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TriOviz For Games 3D SDK Now Supports AMD’s HD3D Technology

July 4th, 2012 · No Comments · General 3D News

The French developer TriOviz has announced that their TriOviz For Games 3D SDK now also supports AMD’s HD3D Technology for outputting in stereoscopic 3D mode. TriOviz For Games SDK is intended for video game developers that want to make their games support stereoscopic 3D (S3D) output on game consoles and PC without having to implement a native stereoscopic 3D engine by themselves. The interesting thing about TriOviz’s approach is that it uses post-processing to build the image for the second eye of the viewer when recreating the stereoscopic 3D output, so the cost in terms of performance loss when using stereoscopic 3D mode is significant less than when using full double frame rendering for the left and right eye (think Crysis 2’s approach to stereoscopic 3D, thoуgh it is only similar).

TriOviz 3D SDK supports output in stereoscopic 3D mode on non-3D ready displays using the INFICOLOR 3D output method (anaglyph type of output), as well as Side-by-Side, Top-Bottom mode, HDMI 1.4 frame packaging as well as frame packaging on AMD HD3D compatible hardware. 3D Vision output is still not supported, but this should be the next logical step in the future development to ensure full PC stereoscopic 3D compatibility (only the output on 3D Vision-ready hardware). So far only 8 games have been released using TriOviz For Games 3D SDK for added stereoscopic support, two of which are only supporting the INFICOLOR 3D anaglyph type of output method for use on non-stereoscopic 3D displays.

For more about the TriOviz For Games 3D SDK solution for stereo 3D support in games…

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Assassin’s Creed Revelations Will Come With Stereoscopic 3D Support

October 14th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

The news that the next game of the Assassin’s Creed series called Revelations will have stereoscopic 3D support on all major gaming platforms just came in. Assassin’s Creed Revelations will have support for stereoscopic 3D gaming on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles as well as on PCs equipped with Nvidia’s 3D Vision. Assassin’s Creed Revelations should have support for Side by Side and Above/Below output modes for 3D on the Xbox 360, HDMI 1.4 frame packing on the PS3, as well as support for TriOviz Inficolor 3D glasses (only on consoles). The TriOviz 3D support should allow everyone that does not have a 3D HDTV to play the game with something better than the traditional red/cyan anaglyph glasses, but there is no word if the glasses will be included with the game. TriOviz currently sells their Inficolor 3D glasses only in Europe (in most countries) with a price of €29.90 Euro and that is kind of expensive for just another pair of plastic anaglyph type of glasses with different color filters. Regarding the official 3D Vision support on PC, considering how well the previous Assassin’s Creed games looked in stereo 3D mode on the PC, the potential for a great stereoscopic 3D experience with Revelations is there, especially considering the fact that Ubisoft announced it will be officially supported (meaning 3D Vision ready title). Assassin’s Creed Revelations is set to be released on November 15th for Xbox 360 and PS3, and the PC version is expected to be available a bit later on December 1st.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition with TriOviz 3D

March 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

It seems that we are up for another release of the quite successful title Batman: Arkham Asylum, this time in a Game of the Year Edition for consoles that supposedly will come with TriOviz 3D support (the version for PC is left out without TriOviz 3D support!). The GOTY release for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will come with some sort of 3D glasses using the TriOviz 3D technology, whatever that is, allowing console games to view the game in stereoscopic 3D format on their normal non 3D-ready TVs. TriOviz 3D supposedly offers better results that quite popular cheap red-cyan anaglyph glasses, as this technology developed by the French company TriOviz is designed to offer natural colors and sharp images without any ghosting and also without the discomfort, fatigue, eye strain etc that are typical for the anaglyph glasses after longer use…

TriOviz 3D is a patented 3D process which adds depth to the game, visible to players wearing the included 3D glasses. By leveraging the depth-of-field while maintaining the original gameplay and color integrity, TriOviz 3D creates a far more immersive gaming experience, allowing console players to dive deeper into the gothic world of Arkham Asylum. … TriOviz SDK for Games creates a three-dimensional depth-of-field, negating the need for rendering multiple images or using anaglyph while maintaining content integrity.

This information certainly sounds interesting, especially considering that the official TriOviz website has not a lot of information and Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition appears to be the first implementation for this technology for gaming. I’m interested to test this TriOviz 3D solution, but even at the moment my expectations are not too big as it may turn out to be just some marketing talk with not very satisfying results. After it it is relying on a similar principle like the anaglyph glasses, although it uses different colored filters – magenta and green. Anyway, it seems that we are not going to have to wait much for that as the GOTY edition of the game will be available on March 26th, 2010, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, but only the console versions will be getting the TriOviz 3D treatment.

For more information about the TriOviz 3D technology…

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