Tangible display makes 3D images touchable

"A system that makes three dimensional images solid enough to grasp has been unveiled by Japanese firm NTT"

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Tangible display makes 3D images touchable

Japanese researchers have devised a system that makes three dimensional images solid enough to grasp. The device creates the illusion of depth perception and the tactile feeling to go with it

It could let businesspeople shake hands from across the globe or allow museum visitors to feel precious exhibits that are normally out of reach, the company says.

The prototype Tangible 3D system combines a 3D display with a "haptic glove". The display creates lifelike images appear in just in front of a flat screen. It creates the illusion of depth by showing slightly different images to each of the viewer's eyes. This means no special glasses are needed.  Attached to the display is a haptic glove. Once inside, a user's hand is touched by numerous force-feedback components to make it feel as if it interacting with something solid.

 

The system can also translate real-world objects into virtual representations. Two cameras image the items in 3D so that they can be displayed on the screen. A connected computer then processes the 3D image to generate a tactile representation of the object.

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30-06-2007, 16:51:43

Thanh55
Hi guys!
Just run my new rig today. I have a X-Fi with front panel, but I have no sound at all. I treid e'rythings but doesn't see any light in it. Ah I run Windows Vista at a moment, the drive it for Visat anyway. Any idea please help me out. Thanks much.

30-06-2007, 16:55:37

Raging
have you tried other pci slots?
try using other slots and see if it works then.

30-06-2007, 16:56:20

flib
Does it actually pick up in Windows at all? Or does the device not even get detected as being in the system (you should be able to see it as a device with no drivers in the Device Manager). Also, have you tried disabling the onboard sound and removing the drivers for that, just in case Windows is try to use the onboard stuff instead of the X-FI.

30-06-2007, 17:03:26

Thanh55

have you tried other pci slots?
try using other slots and see if it works then.




I did but no sign at all. Thanks anyway.

Does it actually pick up in Windows at all? Or does the device not even get detected as being in the system (you should be able to see it as a device with no drivers in the Device Manager). Also, have you tried disabling the onboard sound and removing the drivers for that, just in case Windows is try to use the onboard stuff instead of the X-FI.



E'rythings ok I disable onboard sound already, X-Fi drive working properly.
I tried to config the X-Fi drive aswell but no luck at all.

01-07-2007, 05:56:51

Thanh55
:worship: I got it guys, thanks for your help

01-07-2007, 05:59:25

flib
Glad it was resolved :) May I ask what the problem was in the end?

01-07-2007, 06:10:28

Thanh55
I uninstall the drive, switched to onboard sound it work. re install X-Fi drive and disable onboard sound, config the X-fi console as I did before and it just worked. I'm so lucky, my be the vista and the new drive of X-Fi not working properly at the first time I installed.

01-07-2007, 08:27:09

PV5150
Nice to see you've got it sorted mate...nothing more frustrating than gear that decides not to work for whatever reason :)

01-07-2007, 09:02:46

Rastalovich
.. or u could have been in an utter n00b situation where I was before - in that I forgot to plug the small power connectors into the Drive front panel >.<
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