20 July 2010

Sony's 360-Degree Autostereoscopic Display Creating Pre-SIGGRAPH Media Buzz

This autostereoscopic display is a compact, cylindrical display, which can show full-color, high-quality, volumetric, 3D images, videos, and interactive animation viewable without glasses from any angle (360 degrees). It has been creating quite the buzz online pre-SIGGRAPH and will be on display in the Emerging Technologies area. Click here for the video demonstation.

Potential Future Use:
This display has many potential applications, such as amusement, professional visualization, digital signage, museum display, video games, and futuristic 3D telecommunication.

Following are the upcoming hours Emerging Technologies will be open during SIGGRAPH conference week:

Sunday, 25 July noon - 5:30 pm
Monday, 26 July 9 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, 27 July 9 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, 28 July 9 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday, 29 July 9 am - 1 pm


  1. SONY's Display is 15 years late. In 1995 at SIGGRAPH, Dr. Dennis J. Solomon presented a bi-modal 18" diameter HoloDeck Volumetric 3D Matrix Imager in the Volumetric Imaging/Holoverse booth. At the same, the USAF had been building VI/Holoverse 640 x 480, real-time, full color, 16 bit, bi-modal systems. Bi-modal refers to AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC 3D (which I believe the SONY system is) or VOLUMETRIC recreating points in space. In rotational systems, one can build an integrated architecture with occlusion.

  2. Hi all,

    Autostereoscopic displays are able to provide the binocular depth perception without the hindrance of specialized headgear or filter glasses. Autostereoscopic displays fool the brain so that a 2D medium can display a 3D image by providing a stereo parallax view for the user. This means that each eye sees a different image, having been calculated to appear from two eye positions. Thank you...

    Autostereoscopic TV