Sony Tech Can Show 3D Games Without A TV Screen

Meet Sony's RayModeler, an autostereoscopic platform that can display 3D content not just without the need for glasses, but without the need for a traditional TV screen.

Don't think of it as a monitor. Think of it as something that can display schematics of the Death Star. Something many Bothans would die to get their hands on.

At SIGGRAPH 2010 in Los Angeles yesterday, Sony showed the RayModeler in action with classic arcade title Breakout. It works by... well, by use of dark magic, we assume (or a cylindrical 3D display using LEDs if you want to get technical). Meaning it's not just 3D when you look at it from one spot; you can walk all around it and see its front, back and sides.

SIGGRAPH 2010: Sony's 3D display doesn't require glasses [Core77, thanks Yolky!]


    Think of the possibilities!!! I'm thinking this would save the cost of running a "will it blend" website dramatically! This week on will it blend, a small french boy, virtual of course...

    Holy shit!
    We got ourselves some futuristic stuff happening here.
    First it's weaponised lasers on warships, now 3D non-screen visualisation technology.

    What next?!?

    This is pretty old tech, and extremely low resolution. Spinning mirror 3D is pretty impractical has been around for a lot of years, and has hardly progressed during that time.

    Jeez I'm grumpy this morning, why do kids wake in the pitch dark at 5am and decide they are ready to start their day?

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