Unreal Engine 3 Handles 3D Stereo
Unreal Engine 3 licensees now have access to RealD's stereoscopic 3D technology for their games, now that the middleware developer has joined Epic Games' Integrated Partners Program.
Studios could previously implement stereoscopic 3D in their games with UE3 using TrioViz, but that solution used a different method that worked with a title's existing three-dimensional graphics information to determine depth-of-field, geometry volume, and position while displaying a scene. RealD's Game Developer Toolkit manages camera separation and 3D depth effects in real-time, using features like Depth Budget Allocation to stretch perceived depth of scenes; and an AutoCAM dynamic camera system to automatically optimize cameras for every frame. Movie studios have used RealD's technology for years in films like The Avengers, Titanic, and Wrath of the Titans.
3D glasses-free Arcade Game Awarded
Tobii Technology (Stockholm, Sweden), a leader in eye-tracking and gaze interaction, and SeeFront (Hamburg, Germany), a developer of glasses-free 3D technology, have teamed up to develop an autostereoscopic version of the world's first eye- controlled arcade game, Tobii EyeAsteroids. SeeFront wins the Innovation Award IT at Cebit in the category Entertainment/3D.
War Inc. Battle Zone free 3D PC game
Online Warmongers Inc. today announced that its free-to-play shooter War Inc. Battle Zone will support stereoscopic and anaglyphic 3D modes. The game is one of the first free-to-play titles to support stereoscopic 3D, bringing even more realism to the standout visual fidelity and visceral action it delivers to players. The company internally developed the technology for stereoscopic 3D support for its proprietary Eclipse Engine.
Heaven DX 11 Benchmark Free and with More 3D Features
UNIGINE Corp. (Tomsk, Russia) released this week version 3 of its renown Heaven DX11 Benchmark based on its proprietary UNIGINE engine. Great looking as ever and containing many technical improvements, it now runs on Mac and supports multi-monitor configurations, including NVIDIA 3D Surround. And there is a free version ready to download....
Alan Wake Tested in 3D Stereoscopic Mode
The game Alan Wake is finally available for PC. Now that the game is finally available and many stereoscopic 3D gamers that have tried it report that it is far from perfect in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision. The truth is that is working fairly well with Nvidia 3D Vision (and Vision2) but results are far less concluding on AMD PCs, said a test on the NVNews forum.