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lastchild7
03-02-2005, 10:40 PM
Hello peoples, i am a noob, let me introdue my self . My name is Lastchild. Anyway I found this an article in the latest Digit magazine that talks about a company called 3d solar who are making a holographic system, that can show 3d models from a all angles and also they can be manipulated by hand, at the moment the device is about £2800 or $5000. Moreover, the 3d images can be manipulated by hand. Now can you imagine a 3d package being used with this system it would be like moulding clay. :) :thumbsup: here is the link http://www.3dsolar.com/3dsolar/3d_screen_technology_3dsolar.html

T Bomb
03-03-2005, 05:01 PM
Is the any sorta video or pictures of this thing in action? The site does not help at all.

pgp_protector
03-03-2005, 05:09 PM
Bit of googling returned this
http://www.pixelcreation.fr/diaporama/laval2004/12.jpg

Also
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/3d-04f.html

and

http://www.tenlinks.com/NEWS/PR/3dsolar/100404_display.htm

Phynix
03-03-2005, 05:28 PM
what is that suppose to be? on every pic the device looks different and it is not explained what it does and more important how
if there would be really be some kind of holographic projector, that would have gone through the news
i dont belief that we are gonna hear from this again

ThomasMahler
03-03-2005, 05:59 PM
I don't believe that until I've seen it in action. Can't believe something like that's already possible. I mean, how is this thing supposed to know where my hands are?

gonemad
03-03-2005, 06:45 PM
I don't know if I buy this either. I read about this product last year and this is the first I've heard of it sense. If it is a real product then their entire marketing team should be fired. Seriously what kind of stratagy is it to tell you what the product does, but then not let you see it work. Their website doesn't even have a picture of the hardware that I could notice. At least show me that without having to google search for it.

Tocpe
03-03-2005, 07:35 PM
http://www.deepwaterstudios.com/images/forums/misc/leia.jpg

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

Hazdaz
03-03-2005, 10:35 PM
I don't know why you guys are being so skeptical. 3D holographic devices have been around for a few years now - but mostly locked in research labs and/or used as more of a curiosity than an actual working device.

I even recall Ford buying some kind of holographic display atleast 2 or 3 year ago to help with the design and engineering of their cars.

This news announcement seems like a big step beyond anything else, since it costs a fraction of what previous devices cost.

I find it very fascinating.

Swizzle
03-03-2005, 10:53 PM
I don't know why you guys are being so skeptical. 3D holographic devices have been around for a few years now - but mostly locked in research labs and/or used as more of a curiosity than an actual working device.

I even recall Ford buying some kind of holographic display atleast 2 or 3 year ago to help with the design and engineering of their cars.Links? Articles? Quotes? Pictures?

I think it's a neat idea, but I also think that there are some serious information issues here. Why are there no pictures of the device on their website? Why don't they have some sort of demonstration? Seems like propaganda to me. I'll believe it when I see it—literally.

Hazdaz
03-03-2005, 11:09 PM
Ask, and you shall receive:

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/03-18-1999/0000891811&EDATE=

And if you were at the 1999 North American International Auto Show in Detriot you would have actually seen it too. Here is a link to the one that Ford bought: http://www.zebraimaging.com/gallery.htm


But ofcourse that concerns the one that Ford has - I do agree more info from 3D Solar would be very nice.

Swizzle
03-03-2005, 11:40 PM
Hmm, pretty interesting. It's kind of hard to make out how it works from those videos, though (I don't have sound right now, is that important?). They say it's projected, I wonder how?

There is (or was) an interesting thing at the Exploratorium in San Francisco that I saw a while ago with a hologram. It was made so that it looked completely real. It was a piece of pipe or something displayed in a little box. Kinda disconcerting that it looked so solid and yet you could put your hand "though" it and it looked like it was behind your hand the whole time. Wierdness.

jud
03-04-2005, 07:36 AM
I mean, how is this thing supposed to know where my hands are?

How are you supposed to feel the 3d object, it would be like moulding fresh air, think there would be a video or something.

sforsyth
03-04-2005, 08:27 AM
"The 3Dsolar device projects the Windows or MAC desktop image into the air whereby users click on icons for manipulation".

Guess it's not really manipulating by hand in the way some of us had hoped...

Hazdaz
03-04-2005, 10:22 AM
Its no holodeck like on Star Trek. THe only way you would be able to "feel" an object was if there was a direct connection into your brain that by-passed your nerves from your hands and sent the message directly to your brain (fooling your brain into thinking it just touched something)... something like that is way the hell farther down into the future.

jeffthomann
03-04-2005, 11:46 AM
wasn't there some 50,000.00 real 3d globe type monitor that came out about a year and a half ago... They ought to take that technology and just shrink it and make it affordable. The problem is that they'd also have to deal with the fact that most people sit at a desk working on 3d, so it'd be a pain in the butt to walk physically walk around the computer to see different things, but hey, a lot of us that sit at computers all day need excercise. Maybe it's the wave of the future to make computers that cause us to physically move around them.

Tocpe
03-04-2005, 12:59 PM
Its no holodeck like on Star Trek. THe only way you would be able to "feel" an object was if there was a direct connection into your brain that by-passed your nerves from your hands and sent the message directly to your brain (fooling your brain into thinking it just touched something)... something like that is way the hell farther down into the future.

Didn't the holodeck employ force-field technology to take care of the "solidness" to virtual objects?

Quick someone whip out their STTNG: Technical Manual!

fez
03-04-2005, 01:59 PM
I actually have that manual at home, hidden from my girlfriend...and to think some guys stuff smut under their mattress. I think she would definitely prefer to find my porn stockpile than a ST technical manual. She already knows I am a nerd but I don't think she's the type to date a "trekky"...

Anyway, I can look it up later if you are really interested.

ThomasMahler
03-04-2005, 02:03 PM
I actually have that manual at home, hidden from my girlfriend...and to think some guys stuff smut under their mattress. I think she would definitely prefer to find my porn stockpile than a ST technical manual. She already knows I am a nerd but I don't think she's the type to date a "trekky"...


So you're hiding it under your bed? Pretty smart, man. She could find it every day while cleaning the bedroom, cooking... doing all that girl stuff, y'know.

Ouch! ;)

fez
03-04-2005, 02:56 PM
Ha! I was just kidding about hiding it under the mattress, though before she came over for the first time I did honestly throw all my Trek stuff in boxes (yes, boxes...and not shoe boxes mind you) and camouflage em behind a bunch of crap in my closet.

Actually, I could confidently hide it in the oven. She is not the Martha Stewart type...unless Martha comes out of incarceration as a ball-crunching bitch covered in tattoos (ok that is an exaggeration, my girl only has two tattoos).

Anyway, I apologize for the pointless OT.

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