3D Immersion

April 3, 2012 3 Comments by 3DBlog

Immersive virtual reality implies the detailed presentation of cyberspace to the user with the maximal use of their sensory organs.  In addition, the simulation of the user’s presence within the virtual cyberspace by means of accurate transmission of their movements.

3D immersion is a very popular trend today. Technologies that blur the line between physical environment and cyberspace are developing at exponential rate and bring new surprises for gaming fans and web surfers. Today’s devices for 3D immersion, such as helmets and hand controllers presented by various companies on the market, are compatible with practically all types of soft and hardware and don’t require any specific drivers.

Devices for 3D immersion (VR devices) make gaming experiences unforgettable and produce a very strong emotional effect for each gamer. They add not just precision, refinement and realism to a game, but also provide an immense vastness of sight. The gamer sees wide panoramas instead of flat images and is fully involved in the events taking place in the cyberspace.

Helmet mounted display is a basic device used for the 3D immersion. It lets the user “enter” the world of virtual reality and become a true participant of virtual events. Modern 3D helmets are easy to use and can be connected to a PC just like a monitor. Some devices are supplied with the video input and can be easily connected to home video equipment, such as DVD players, etc. That is why, strange as it may seem, many people have completely replaced their PC monitors with helmet mounted displays due to such their advantages as relatively small size, security (no one else can see your screen) and portability.

Helmet mounted displays are also very much applicable in the 3D design work. For example, for presenting the interior or exterior of a future house to the client, 3D helmets are the best solution, as they give you an opportunity to see a detailed view of the house and even walk around the rooms in it.

Gesture recognition and motion tracking systems are also very important for the total 3D immersion experience. Wired glove or VR glove is a striking example of motion tracking technology. This is an input glove-like peripheral device, based upon proprietary bend sensor and remote tracking technologies that provides total 3D immersion by means of the intuitive interaction with virtual cyberspace including games, websites and educational software.

Virtual reality suit is another example of motion capture technology and it is even more impressive than VR gloves. VR suit (or Whole-Body Sensor Suit) is an input device that allows for complete immersion in the virtual reality by means of capturing the motions of your entire body. This device can completely isolate you from the outer space.  Just like VR gloves, it can be used for various purposes along with gaming, they have the potential for making animated movies more realistic and help doctors analyze movements of patients undergoing physical therapy.

Indeed, these technologies give us a lot of reasons to be optimistic about our future in the sense that they will soon enter our everyday life and it seems that especially our leisure-time activities will change dramatically.

3 Comments

  1. John J. D. says:
    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 10:50am

    Wow! That is really impressive.

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  2. 3DBlog says:
    Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 9:46am

    Yeah! The more immersive is a technology, the more it is impressive 🙂

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  3. Nigar Ali says:
    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 6:41am

    It seems we are losing touch with the reality. On the one hand it is astonishing to experience 3D immersion, but on the other hand we may be forgetting about simple human values when our lives become completely virtual.

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