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01-03-2006, 12:36 AM

Cool display technology.

01-03-2006, 12:43 AM
good god thats awesome. wonder if it can run out of the box software or if they have to be adjusted for the screen...

i need to rtfm lol

4. How does the VisionStation accomplish these things?
Elumens' patented TruTheta software enables software applications for use with Elumens Vision series products. TruTheta software ( comprises a set of software libraries available at no charge from the Elumens website. Elumens' spherical screens promote an excellent sense of 3D and "presence".
Elumens' unique custom optics enables full-screen projection at 180 with perfect spherical projection. Onscreen images have extremely high fidelity to signal.

01-03-2006, 01:27 AM
Hey that's real cool.

I'm not sure whether I'd use it as a screen, a satellite receiving dish, or a wok. :hmm:

01-03-2006, 01:36 AM
I used one at a home entertainment store once. They had it hooked up to a racing game. It was okay

01-03-2006, 01:53 AM
Hehe, it helps you get that even coverage of radiation that is so desired. No more unsightly tumorless areas where traditional monitors just can't reach.


No but it does look cool!

01-03-2006, 01:56 AM
you never have to leave your desk

it reminds me of "the prisoner" who is number one?
seems like it'd be goood for piloting military drones

01-03-2006, 03:32 AM
How much does this thing cost?

Agent Vesago
01-03-2006, 03:56 AM
If you have to ask you can't afford it. :D

01-03-2006, 03:57 AM
Where do i sign?


01-03-2006, 05:42 AM
Good grief, "go with the flow accesory?"

LMAO. Nice one... Now you can really start downing the old Doctor Pepper.

01-03-2006, 08:22 AM
This is actually quite an "old" technology now. They were showing it at Siggraph in 2000 or 2001.

I remember being really impressed, it's far more effective than it looks for sure.

01-03-2006, 10:00 AM
damn that looks cool. I wonder if current "standard" graphicscards are sufficient.

I love the guy who sits in front of this thing...he smiles as if they promised him that he could keep one of these things if he'd pose for a photo...

01-03-2006, 11:33 AM
I've played a game in one of those once. Great experience because suddenly your "broader vision" is enabled ... you see stuff in the corner of your eye, which makes it a very strange experience. I remember they weren't that expensive as it basicaly a projection on a small screen.

01-03-2006, 12:04 PM
Wow. I'd love to have one of those to fly Il2 & OFF simulators :D Should be real fun.

01-03-2006, 01:51 PM
I tried this at Siggraph a year or two ago. It was pretty cool at first, but it ends up being quite tiring. Sort of like being right under the screen at a cinema, it gets jittery like you can see every frame as the camera pans. Couldn't see myself using it for more than a few minutes at a time. Perhaps it's been improved since then though...

01-03-2006, 08:12 PM
How much does this thing cost?

It's approximately $20,000 according to HowStuffWorks:

01-03-2006, 08:30 PM
I played Quake III Arena on this thing several years ago. Moderately cool. Just a dish and projector with some FOV correcting software. Not worth it at all.

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