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Crystal Ball

2003-05-01 14:15:58.934771+00 by meuon 2 comments

A 3d Goggle-less Display in the form of a crystal ball. - Link stolen from Slashdot - It's small, it's $40k.. and it does not have Quake drivers (yet), but its is so very very cool. pic of whole system, shows scale

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#Comment made: 2003-05-01 15:57:37.466098+00 by: ebradway

That's crazy. Did you notice that it's a SCSI device? It also looks like it doesn't actually do solids. Of course, true 3D would require ridiculous amounts of RAM (this thing only has 3Gbits of RAM)...

#Comment made: 2003-05-01 19:14:18.327766+00 by: Dan Lyke

768x768x198, looks like it shouldn't be too great a stretch to put Quake[Wiki] on it 'cause the interface is OpenGL[Wiki], although quake probably does a lot of pre-render geometry culling that'd cause issues in a true 3d display.

But it reminds me a lot of something Texas Instruments[Wiki] had running back in the 1980s...