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  • Wed 28 Jun 2006

    Goal !

    Published at 10:16   Category 3d  

    I’m not much of a foot guy, but I have to admit yesterday’s match France-Spain was great, especially since we won ;)

    Here’s a Virtual Replay (source Regarde.org ), that allows you to replay all the goals in 3D, from any perspective, in slow motion etc.

    Tue 27 Jun 2006

    BumpTop 3D Desktop Prototype

    Published at 10:22   Category Virtual Reality  

    Here’s a cool video of a 3d desktop that uses piles of document as the base of organisation. Looks intuitive, but I don’t like piles on my real desktop :p

    Mon 26 Jun 2006

    QTVR is not VR

    Published at 14:49   Category Virtual Reality  

    Sorry for the lack of update, we’re working hard to get the VRPack 2.0 out ;) More on that later.

    In the meantime I just want to express my anger at QuicktimeVR and everything related (hello VRMag, VRWay .. !) that misuse the term VR.
    Professionals agree that VR must *at least* include three components, that is :
    - immersion,
    - interaction,
    - realtime 3d

    Although we may imagine that the third point could be replaced by some other way of fooling our brain into believing it lives in another environment,
    the two other are indispensable for everything that wants to call itself VR.

    - QtVR is most of the time *not* interactive, and certainly not for manipulating the displayed environment,
    - QtVR is *not* immersive; this implies some sort of head tracking and/or stereoscopic image to give the impression of depth,
    - and finally QtVR is certainly not able to modify the displayed environment in realtime.

    So if QTVR is *not* VR, what is it ?

    Well for what I know of it, it’s simply a panoramic 360° image viewer. It does that very well, and there are lots of really beautiful panoramas available thanks to this technology.

    But it’s not VR.