At Siggraph 2009’s Emerging Technologies presentation, delegates were treated to dazzling demos of hyper-real VR, 3D teleconferencing, a OEscratch input system and OEtouchable holography. But which of these fledgling products has the potential to change the 3D world and which were the non-starters?
The question this issue is: Which new interface technology shows the most promise for 3D artists?
A display that uses an ultrasound device, an LCD and a concave mirror to enable users to OEtouch objects that appear to be floating in 3D space.
A hyper-realistic virtual reality system that tracks users movements very accurately using multiple cameras.
A 3D teleconferencing system that maintains eye contact between a 3D head and several participants on the other end of a connection.
Chris Harrison’s system for turning any surface into an instant input device.