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Looking Glass Portrait: Kickstarter Campaign

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  1. tesseractcat
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    I'm considering purchasing one of these, because I really love playing with new technology, and this is actually somewhat affordable for what is essentially a completely new product category. I...

    I'm considering purchasing one of these, because I really love playing with new technology, and this is actually somewhat affordable for what is essentially a completely new product category.

    I like the idea of 3D volumetric art, but the thing I'm most interested in is using/developing games with voxatron for the display.

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    pseudolobster
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    From what limited info they give on the "how it works" section, this not only is not a hologram, but appears it isn't even a volumetric display. It seems like a 2d display with head tracking,...

    From what limited info they give on the "how it works" section, this not only is not a hologram, but appears it isn't even a volumetric display. It seems like a 2d display with head tracking, which works for up to 3 people simultaneously. That part seems novel and I'm not sure how they do it, probably lenticular lenses of some sort, but other than that nothing here seems all that revolutionary. At least that "holographic" display that uses stacked clear LCDs would give stereoscopic vision without moving your head.

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    1. cfabbro
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      If it's the same tech as their monitors, it doesn't rely on head tracking; It works for everyone inside a viewing cone and is apparently legit stereoscopic 3D. LTT did a video on the monitors, if...

      If it's the same tech as their monitors, it doesn't rely on head tracking; It works for everyone inside a viewing cone and is apparently legit stereoscopic 3D. LTT did a video on the monitors, if you're curious about them:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EA2FQXs4dw

      As did Tested:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IWO-tuRnBg

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    2. tesseractcat
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      This is real holographic tech (at least, much closer than a 2D display with head tracking). It doesn't do any head tracking. I'm not exactly sure how the tech works but I know that it actually...

      This is real holographic tech (at least, much closer than a 2D display with head tracking). It doesn't do any head tracking. I'm not exactly sure how the tech works but I know that it actually needs to render like 25-50 different viewpoints simultaneously to achieve this.

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