In the picture above, for instance, the woman is on one screen, while the rest of the room's objects are situated on various other screens. Using see-through glass, all of the images combine into one image, which (if you were looking at it in real life) would then translate into 3D. The effect can be very impressive, as long as you understand that nothing can move from the front to the back since all there is to work with is three layers. The video after the break will show you just how good it can be under the right circumstances.
[via iPhone Download Blog]
To work, the image must be split with the foreground being on top and largest, the mid-ground in the center and bit smaller and the background on the bottom. Everything has to be set backwards, so it can look right when viewed through the mirrors.
Then, snap the i3DG on your iPhone to view it. Since any properly prepared images can work, the i3DG can be used for stills, videos and games, however it only works in portrait mode, the resulting images are rather small and it could be very hard to place buttons for gaming.
There is currently no price, or release date set, so it may never appear at retail, but it is being used for a Palm Top Theater Exhibition by V2, a Dutch center for art and media technology as part of the International Film Festival in Rotterdam at the end of January. A workshop teaching graphic artists how to create content is currently being held. I don't think this has huge potential in terms of commercial use, but it is a very neat effect to see in action.
- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system iOS
- Screen size 4.7 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Carriers (US) AT&T
- Dimensions 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in
- Weight 5.04 oz
- Released 2015-09-25
Apple iPod touch 6th-gen