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Offline ParadoxTopic starter

Ipad Holograms
« on: September 23, 2010, 10:06:50 AM »
So maybe RD-D2 has a built-in Ipad!

Apparently, technologists have tinkered around with the Ipad to the point where they can make it display three-dimensional holographic images. I can see a great use for this in the future of advertising (gives whole new meaning to the term "pop-up"!)

I'm currently in the process of negotiating a deal with Apple to purchase 100 Ipads for my department so students can use them in the campus labs; I would love to see this in action.


http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2010/09/22/130051387/ipad-painting

Watch the video at the bottom too.

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Re: Ipad Holograms
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 04:40:58 PM »
I'll give it 6 months til we have 3d porn ;)

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Re: Ipad Holograms
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 04:42:49 PM »
I'll give it 6 months til we have 3d porn ;)

Good man, Hairy; I hadn't even thought of that.

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Re: Ipad Holograms
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 04:58:46 PM »
Hey, who do you think drives technology advances? ;)

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Re: Ipad Holograms
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 05:05:05 PM »
Hopefully my own iPad can support 3D holograms. *Snickers and thinks about the possibilities*

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Re: Ipad Holograms
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2010, 04:31:09 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this just a technique for them to allow them to create 3D effects on pictures cheaply? The video was talking about filming the iPad as it played the cross sectional images and then using those to extrude a 3D image on to a rendered photograph of the scene.  That's a far stretch from anything as interesting as a real 3D hologram.

Offline Hemingway

Re: Ipad Holograms
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010, 04:37:46 PM »
Fuckin' holograms, how do they work?

*Snicker.*

But, yeah, what Neroon said. Making 3D porn that way seems kinda purpose-defeating.

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Re: Ipad Holograms
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2010, 04:53:22 PM »
Shame really, as it could be the up-and-coming technology.

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Re: Ipad Holograms
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2010, 05:23:31 PM »
Are there certain things you really want to see flying out of the screen right at your face though?  ;)

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Re: Ipad Holograms
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2010, 05:42:43 PM »
Are there certain things you really want to see flying out of the screen right at your face though?  ;)
*Shudders at said thought*

Offline Zakharra

Re: Ipad Holograms
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2010, 06:02:42 PM »
Are there certain things you really want to see flying out of the screen right at your face though?  ;)

 Wait until you can plug into the film and experience it first hand. Porn, slasher/horror and war flicks will never be the same

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Re: Ipad Holograms
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2010, 07:29:13 PM »
I think we're a ways from simsense broadcasting yet.

That being said, letting people see what war is actually like might make them less keen to actually start them.

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Re: Ipad Holograms
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2010, 09:38:37 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this just a technique for them to allow them to create 3D effects on pictures cheaply? The video was talking about filming the iPad as it played the cross sectional images and then using those to extrude a 3D image on to a rendered photograph of the scene.  That's a far stretch from anything as interesting as a real 3D hologram.

Are you talking about where they take a picture, then take the picture from a slightly different angle (Like, very slightly) and then just shift back and forth between the two very fast like the picture is dancing? O-o

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Re: Ipad Holograms
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2010, 11:12:02 AM »
No.  It's for creating the illusion in a photograph that the people in it are looking at a 3D hologram.  So if you have this software, you'll be able to produce picturs of yourself with a hologram in front of you.  You won't, however, have a hologram jumping out of your iPad.  Neither will the picture you produce be in 3D.

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Re: Ipad Holograms
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2010, 07:51:45 PM »
 >:(

Neroon is right. This isn't nearly as cool as I first thought it was.