Volumetric 3D Display

By Demiurg · 5 replies
Apr 19, 2002
  1. This was news to me anyway. And I thought I wanted Sony's 24" display:

    - Real 3-D imagery floats inside spherical display
    - Resolution Breakthrough: approximately 100 million voxels
    - 360-degree all-around viewing
    - Approx. 10" diameter spherical image
    - Swept-screen multiplanar volumetric display
    - TI™ 1600 MIPS DSP high-performance embedded processor
    - 6 Gbit DDR SDRAM (1 Gbit x 3 colors x 2 buffers)

    And the price?:
    - Volumetric 3-D Display (hardware): US$45,000
    - Actuality Visualization Operating System (software): US$3,000
    - Developer's Program and Software Development Kit: US$2,000/month
    - Installation: US$2,100
    - Hardware Support Programs: Basic (US$3,000/yr) and Premium ($7,000/yr)
    - Software Support Programs: Basic (US$3,000/yr) and Premium ($7,000/yr)

    Computerworld has an article about the display:

  2. SleeperDC

    SleeperDC TS Rookie Posts: 184

    so, i can use this to play tony hawk 3 ?? :D
  3. SleeperDC

    SleeperDC TS Rookie Posts: 184

    can run a game at 640x480, but too bad it doesn't have enough color to make the graphic good.
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Would this not mean 8 colors per voxel, which could create many, many colors? I think this would work simliar to a television set's R-G-B coloring system, if this is indeed how the 8 colors are used.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I was thinking the same. $45,000 it better show more than red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, white.
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Didn't you see those pictures of it?
    ..uh.. At least shades of green :)
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