Another Story in SIGGRAPH ASIA 2009

December 21, 2009

This is a 3D screen of silk strings. A normal projector is enough to make an image 3D on the screen because the screen itself is 3D!

As I told briefly about this strings screen in the last post (and that Ryo bought it !) I will talk about more detail of it.

These strings seem to be placed at random, but actually are arranged to be equally placed when seen from a certain direction.

Calculating the depth of each string and placing it to be projected the image, the image will be 3D. Only adjusting X coordinate, Y is also adjusted according to the place of X.

It’s a really simple structure, but the effect is so wonderful. That is why Ryo took it at the first sight.

This is the smaller one.

Do you notice the price tag and the plate written “SOLD?” Yes, that means “Ryo bought it.”

He bought it simply because he wanted it and would like to show his respect for such a clever idea. Usually Japanese CEO is NOT given bonus, so s/he cannot spend more money than usual contrary to other staff who are given ones twice a year, in Summer and in Winter. However, forgetting such thing, Ryo bought it as if he were given bonus this year. Oh, dear…

As long as we know, no research works were sold in SIGGRAPH, so selling their work like this was the rare case. In addition, we are certain that everyone would be pleased with this innovation and is worthy to buy. So, this was truly good shopping, wasn’t it!

From the left, Ryo, Mr Matt, the innovator, and Mr Albert, the creator.

Mr Albert lives in NY. This was the first time for him to came to Japan. He kindly told us how to set up the devices.

The set Ryo bougt for 10,000 yen (!) contains an iPod, the DLP projector, and the 3D screen. Recently SHARP’s AQUOS is sold for almost the same price and Ryo only has a TV of 10 years ago. But he thought to purchase the wonderful innovation is far better than a TV of beautiful screen.

Simply, honestly, and sincerely, Ryo was happy to know such a great and nice guys.

The next SIG will taken place in Seoul, we are looking for seeing nice guys there again! Also, hope it will be taken place in Japan again!!

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