RayModeler 3D prototype will be showcased at SIGGRAPH

by Team Sony 07/20/2010

The RayModeler 3D display you’re seeing in this video is a prototype of the kind of device sci-fi storytellers have been dreaming up for years. LED light sources allow you to see an image from all angles, 360 degrees. Objects like faces and people appear realistic giving viewers a sense of depth because the left and right eyes are seeing different images. I saw a demo of the display recently at the Sony offices and looking at moving 3D holographic images was almost like looking into a crystal ball! You’ll notice in the video the images even react and move when prompted by the wave of a hand. Though the device can’t let you see into the future, it is the future of how we will display objects, game or even see advertisements or displays at stores.
Later this month, and for the first time in the United States this prototype will be showcased at SIGGRAPH 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center July 25-29. Whether you are a developer, animator, gamer, educator and scientist or just interested in the latest 3D technology, head over to the Emerging Technologies section of the show and make sure to see the Sony display firsthand. Can you see how this kind of 3D technology will work in your life?

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  1. Anonymous wrote: August 7, 2010 8:24pm


  2. Anonymous wrote: August 9, 2010 6:53am

    Hi I wonder if you could let me know–
    does this device use multi-view generation at any step in its processing or is it
    more directly holographic? Is the screen a lenticular structure or some more sphisticated
    pixel delivery scheme? In other words what are the levels of interface to the hardware
    going to be?
    A.L. Thomas

  3. Anonymous wrote: August 26, 2010 7:23am

    I would imagine it possibly uses cameras to track the viewers eyes.

  4. Anonymous wrote: October 23, 2010 3:45am

    Absolutly f-ing awsome. as a 30something 80s arcade dude, this reminds me of the Hologram vid game. I was wondering how long till this came home Yes!!

  5. Anonymous wrote: October 12, 2012 9:00am

    That’s NOT 3D ! .. move your head up or down and its the same old 2D screen … quite close to the real deal but it is not even volumetric ..they are not able to let a virtual ball move around the cylinder volume etc ….

    someone wrote that they might use cameras to track the users eyes to move the content accordingly up or down … lame stuff ..have two people looking at the screen and nothing works anymore … or you move a bit faster and the tracker doesn’t catch you eye and all is screwed … two years passed and nothing changed ..they still use the same approach which is not volumetric 3d …

    actually I am very glad about it :)

    AV Technologies Ltd. :)

    1. Kathleen wrote: October 12, 2012 12:40pm

      Always appreciate feedback like yours! Thanks and Happy Friday.


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