Retna Display and 3D

sebyrd

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

Jontif

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

whtrbt7

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Jun 8, 2011
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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.
 

hefeglass

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Apr 21, 2009
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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
 

SuperRob

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Mar 14, 2011
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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBQQEcfkHoE

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.
 
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borgqueenx

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Jul 16, 2010
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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBQQEcfkHoE
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.
 

SuperRob

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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.
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.