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iPhone: Old school red/blue 3D games on iDevice?

04-05-2009, 08:51 PM
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Old school red/blue 3D games on iDevice?

I'm working on adding a "real" 3D mode to AirCoaster and am wondering if folks here generally have a pair of old school red/blue 3D glasses handy and if they think the 3D effect on the tiny screen of an iDevice is worth the trouble.

Is anyone aware of any other stereoscopic 3D games/apps on the app store?

Can people "see" the 3D effect in the pic below (click to expand)?

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04-05-2009, 08:55 PM
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Whoa, that's awesome. Though I don't think everyone has a pair of red/blue glasses lying around like I do.

04-05-2009, 08:58 PM
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That looks awesome!

There was one app that was 3D and the dev posted here. Can't remember the name. Too bad I don't have 3D glasses

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04-05-2009, 09:03 PM
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Wow that would make me wanna go out and buy 3d glasses
04-05-2009, 09:03 PM
#5
WOW That would be SO SWEET!!! Yes I can see the picture and it looks really cool... I have red/cyan glasses so not sure if that would work but they're easy to get...you can get them for free here...
http://www.rainbowsymphony.com/freestuff.html
also the game that was mentioned was this anaglyph (red/blue) match game...
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=304475201&mt=8

but if you type the word anaglyph into search in itunes app then you'll get a few more....anyways, I love the aircoaster app and this 3d will make it even more amazing....any idea as to when we can expect this update?
Thanks!!!

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04-05-2009, 10:05 PM
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I don't have anaglyphic 3D glasses (and don't think that Rainbow Symphony place ships outside the US) but I've been interested in the idea for some time now and had considered adding anaglyphic 3D support to my first game (or one of them, anyway.) I think it would be awesome to see more games support it myself. I just gotta find a pair of glasses...

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04-05-2009, 10:09 PM
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Pulled out my old Nightmare on Elm Street 3D glasses, and yeah, it looks 3D... however, red/blue 3D is pretty much unbearable for any longer than 30 seconds or so. There's a reason everyone switched to polarized 3D.
04-05-2009, 10:34 PM
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Pulled out my old Nightmare on Elm Street 3D glasses, and yeah, it looks 3D... however, red/blue 3D is pretty much unbearable for any longer than 30 seconds or so. There's a reason everyone switched to polarized 3D.
That requires a polarized projection system though, so ... not gonna happen on the iPhone/Touch.

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04-05-2009, 10:42 PM
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Yeah...red/blue 3D is all you can do on the iDevice for now. There's also the fancy new brown/blue system that the Superbowl commercials popularized, but the encoding method is patented and doesn't give dramatically better results anyway.

It took me an hour in the mall to find a pair of 3D glasses...in the end I found a pair as part of a set of SpongeBob playing cards (ahem) for $3.99 at Target.

rik555: Thanks for the tip! I checked out the "anaglyph" games on the app store but none that used the iDevice's 3D rendering capabilities. Lots of so-so photography apps mainly. The Anaglyphs memory game looks cool but isn't really a "3D" 3D game.
04-05-2009, 10:42 PM
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Aww man,, I know I should've smuggled some 3D glasses out of Disneyland. Wish I had a pair of 3D glasses sitting right on my desk so I can see the awesomeness everyone else is seeing. Good job on the app by the way