84 Inch Glasses-Free 3D Display at Youth Olympic Games
8/23/2010 by: Darleen Hartley
The Youth Olympic Games in Singapore is the site of an 84 inch 3D display that does not require glasses. Sunny Ocean Studios is showing the four synchronized display on public video walls. It measures 3.5 meters diagonally and works with 30 views technology that uses one image taken from 30 different perspectives. With it you can experience 3D without glasses from several positions in a room.
Sunny Ocean Studios produced the large 3D wall in conjunction with the engineering school at IDC Asia / Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore. The company, with offices in Singapore and California, previously showed a "glasses-free" 3D projection that can be viewed from 64 different perspectives at CeBIT 2010. They say their technology doesn’t require expensive hardware, nor proprietary playback software. You can view the 64 view playback straight from your hard disc or Blu-ray player.
They are aiming at the commercial market and offering customization. It can be implemented in a standard QuickTime player and used in standalone installations, 3D walls, or in Digital Signage or TV applications. They claim their solution is plug and play for street displays, fairs or exhibitions. They can convert 2 view stereoscopic content, for multi-view auto-stereoscopic systems.
Currently, their 84 inch display is being utilized at the Youth Olympic Games which is running until August 26. The venue draws athletes between 14 and 18 years of age who will take part in culture and education programs and compete in 26 sports. The games include taekwondo, wrestling, rowing, archery, and of course, basketball.
The Games are represented by two mascots: Lyo and Merly based on Singapore folklore. A prince landed on a tropical island, and named it Singapura meaning Lion City, when he spotted a beautiful lion. The lion became the national symbol of today’s Singapore. Lyo’s mane resembles the Flame of Passion of the Spirit of Youth, the emblem of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. The other mascot, Merly, is part lion and part fish inspired by Singapore’s fishing village origins. Although merlions are omnivorous by nature, Merly sticks to a vegetarian diet out of a deep respect for all living creatures. She is passionate about protecting our environment, and is concerned because "many of her friends have become ill as their homes have been polluted". She strives to find more ways to help people live in harmony with Nature.
Lyo’s flaming mane is epitomized in the Olympic Cauldron which sits atop a 32-metre lighthouse tower, encased in a 6-metre high glass structure, is radiates heat of up to 300 degree Celsius. Five hundred hidden flame projectors spiral a ribbon of flame towards the cauldron at 20 meters per second. The vortex flame contained within the tube was invented by Dr. Her-Man Tsai, an aeronautical and design engineer at the Science Centre Singapore.
The games sponsored in part by Coca Cola and MacDonald gastronomic companies, are also supported by technology based Acer, Samsung and Panasonic.
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