Glasses-Free 3D Displays

Geny Caloisi

As it’s been the case in the past couple of years, 3D displays were present at #screenmediaexpo. Alioscopy, iPONT International and 3D International Group (3Di) were showing glasses-free 3D displays. We are still to see this technology taking to the streets, but apparently we won’t have to wait too long. Alioscopy, it is rumoured, will provide its screens to help launch a mobile phone with 3D capacities.

Manuela Fisher, 3Di

German company 3Di was a little tucked away at #screenmediaexpo but it actually had a very neat autostereoscopic 3D display with multiple view points (up to 8).

3Di offers a  portfolio of parallax barrier displays (PB) as well as the new multilayer optical element technology called “Chromatic Light Deflector” (CLD) with special features in brightness, colour truth and 3D effect. Both technologies are appropriate for display sizes ranging from 3 inches up to 65 inches. To achieve the 3D effect, the technologies use multiple views (5 to 8 ) of the same image scenery. While looking at the 3D display, each eye catches basically a different view out of these multiple views and the human brain puts these two different views together into a 3D image.

If you happen to be in France you and you are interested in 3D visualization, you can visit the International Forum Dimension 3, held at  Dock Pullman – La Plaine Saint-Denis (just outside Paris). The forum, which runs from May 24 to 26, 2011, will gather professionals from all around the world to assess the state of the art in S3D creation and visualization solutions as well as new images and their applications. Alioscopy will be exhibiting  there.

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