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would this work to create a 3d display? Answered

okay, I saw those video glasses devices they have, and as many have two screens, one for each eye, I was wondering if you could process a 3d signal to each eye, and enable the glasses to show 3d. it would be somewhat like those autostereoscopic and lenticular displays, but by separating the left and right channels and sending each to the screen for that eye only, the device should be able to give 3d without polarizing or shutter glasses.

is this possible? how would one go about splitting the left and right video channels and feeding the split signals to each screen?

my idea here was to try to create a simple cheap 3d display for people who use 3d video cameras and camcorders, as this would be an easy way to view the 3d images without dealing with headache inducing lenticular or autostereoscopic displays.

thanks for any input.


that's SORT of how nintendo did the virtual boy. which basically made anyone who used it want to vomit all over japan


7 years ago

Do you mean having a tiny display (like a camera viewfinder) in front of each eye, with each showing a different view to generate a 3D effect? Many commercial products already do this.  There is a comparison (5 years out of date so don't trust the prices!) here. You can google for "3D HMD", meaning "head mounted display", to find out more.

Displays with only one video input that show the same to each eye will be very hard to convert to stereoscopic 3D, you'd be better off buying a ready-made 3D display.

I would have said that one of the 3D technologies without glasses, like on the new DS could work, as the screens would be a constant distance away.