Last January at CES, it felt like every major electronics company was trying to do some sort of 3D of some type. Panasonic was flexing their muscles with a 3D capable television set, and other companies were proud of their 3D video games.
Just so you know, the 3D that uses the dark glasses and not the red and blue ones can’t be made for just any television. No, you need something HD and up, and you may require some special glasses that have to be hooked up with a blinker light to make it work. I’ve seen it in action, and I can see it catching on in the average home.
The company 3M has recently come out with a new optical film that has small dome-shaped lenses on the surface that can combine with prism-like structures on the underside to create a 3D effect, sans glasses.
Before you start talking about using this to make any 2D photo three-dimensional, this display has to have an independent LED edge that has to light the left or right side, depending on what sort of 3D effect is needed.
I can’t help but wonder where this technology is headed. I hope that 3M will have a display of this at CES come January. If so, I’ll be certain to get a photo of it. Hopefully, you’ll be able to see the 3D effect.