Retna Display and 3D

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sebyrd, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. sebyrd macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2012
    Do you think apple will do anything with 3D on the ipad now that they have the resolution?
  2. Jontif macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2012
    Wouldnt it be great if they could make something work with the new technology... I doubt it though.
  3. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Yeah alot of games will be 3d:D
    You didnt mean that, but you can answer your own question.
  4. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    3D depending on which technology is used can be difficult to implement on the iPad screen. With this level of pixel density, it may not even be possible right now. Just because it can be done, doesn't mean Apple will implement it. I have a 3D TV with active glasses but I hardly use it. It just isn't practical enough for daily use.
  5. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    there is enough resolution on an iPad for great SBS video.
    you can either cross your eyes or they need to make one of those iPhone 3d viewfinder things for the ipad
  6. homeboy macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2007
    3D is not possible on the iPad 3. It's a 2D screen and the high resolution means squat.
  7. SuperRob, Mar 12, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012

    SuperRob macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2011
    It's already been done. There are some games that draw the screen based on the position of your eyes (seen with the front-facing camera). The only drawback to this is that the 3D doesn't pop out of the screen, but looks more like you're looking deep into the screen and seeing stuff below it.

    That said, the type of 3D I think you're talking about isn't possible, retina display or no. It requires some polarizing filters in the display (which it doesn't have), or an IR emitter (which it also doesn't have) to communicate with LCD shutter glasses.

    The tech used in the video gives more a sense of depth INTO the screen, where we're used to seeing things popping out of the screen. The latter is much harder with the face-tracking tech.

    Perhaps in a future iPad, it could use the camera and special optics in the screen to direct different images to your eyes, and in that case, the higher resolution would be helpful.
  8. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    its a non working trick. i dont see depth at all. i do believe it can help for a true 3d screen to make it a bit better.
  9. SuperRob macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2011
    Download the app and try it yourself. It's hard to see what's interesting about it from the video, because the iPad isn't tracking YOUR eyes.
  10. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    i already downloaded the app a year ago.

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