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Import 3D pictures from other 3D devices to view on 3DS
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February 27, 2011, 17:43:23
Well this is an unexpected change. Unlike the DSi, the 3DS is able to import and display 3D photos from other 3D devices in mpo (multi-picture object)format. Watch the following video for an in-depth look on how to import mpo files.*

*NOTE: Video is in Japanese

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Posted: 02/27/11, 17:43:23  - Edited by 
 on: 02/27/11, 17:46:07    
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What other 3D devices lol?

Posted by 
 on: 02/27/11, 18:07:38

3D cameras, 3D picture frames...anything that uses mpo files for 3D picture data.

The person in the video is using pictures from his Fuji Film W3 3D camera to display on the 3DS.

Posted by 
 on: 02/27/11, 18:20:55
Well that's a pretty cool feature. I like that Nintendo is doing this.

Posted by 
 on: 02/27/11, 22:49:12
That's nice. I always did think it was silly that I couldn't import into the DSi. I could understand if the resolution was too big, but if it was the same res there's not any reason I could think of!

Posted by 
 on: 02/28/11, 06:28:22
Cool, I never knew 3D photos actually had a file type but it makes sense now.

Posted by 
 on: 02/28/11, 06:38:43
Is there any doubt that the 3DS is Nintendo's gateway into the proverbial convergent device at this point?

Posted by 
 on: 02/28/11, 17:47:34
Weird comments about the 3D camera in the CVG review:

CVG said:
"The other major 3D feature on the new Ninty handheld is the camera, which also makes use of those two single-focus lenses. It works with a 640 x 480 resolution and an active pixel count of around 300,000.

The images that are crafted as a result are hit and miss, depending on what you're expecting - but there's no denying an initial "look what I can do" thrill. Despite slight ghosting on a couple of our snaps, we find alteration using the analogue nub effective. This allows the user to move the two separate images closer together or further apart.

The main quibble some might have with the camera is that the 3D effect is clearly just a number of 2D layers rather simply stacked on top of each other. It's not going to be a 3D photographer's main tool then, but of course it was never meant to be. The bulk of the 3DS crowd will be more than happy with what the camera can do - and how popular it makes them in the playground and the office.

For us though, the grainy quality and lack of depth for objects within the shot means the camera doesn't really transcend the gimmick status that the 3DS games manage to surpass so effectively."

Um, what? I'm pretty sure that it's a full realistic 3D effect due to it being a different photo for each eye, right guys? How on earth could the 3D photo effect be "a number of 2D layers"? That'd be a way more complicated way to create something less impressive.

Posted by 
 on: 03/01/11, 00:48:37  - Edited by 
 on: 03/01/11, 00:49:03
Yeah, they're pretty much talking out of the side of their neck.

The 3DS camera even has a setting to adjust the depth before and after taking a photo.

Also, do they not realize how stereo 3D cams work? 'Professional' cameras use the same method. Certainly not holograms.

Posted by 
 on: 03/01/11, 01:19:14
I think the guy watched Blade Runner one too many times.

Posted by 
 on: 03/01/11, 01:20:26
Is it bad that I know the technical term: Esper analysis?

Posted by 
 on: 03/01/11, 02:48:19
It made me cringe when he uses his fingernail as a stylus, eww.

Posted by 
 on: 03/01/11, 03:13:11
3D porn?

Somebody had to say it...

Posted by 
 on: 03/01/11, 03:35:34

That comment makes no sense. Please explain further...or not.

Anyways, after watching many videos of the 3DS in action, I am a little bummed. I clearly remember last year when the 3DS was announced and videos were shown...in some of those videos I could actually see the 3D effect. There was like 3 or 4 different videos I remembered showing people and they were able to see the 3D as well.

Now, I understand that it is difficult to be able to see the 3D effect on a 2D device, but since last E3 not one video since then have I been able to notice the 3D like I was able to on those first few videos. I remembered the Pikmin 3D vid stood out quite nicely.

I am soooo tired of waiting for this thing. So, there is only 27 days left. One would think that Gamestops and other retailers here in America would be getting thier 3DS kits so the public can take a look at this thing. Come on Nintendo! How freaking long do we have to wait?!

In a way it would be cool just to be able to wait until launch day to see the 3DS in action. Feb went by pretty quickly. Here is to wishing the month of March away. I'm always for living each day to it's fullest, but when it comes to new Nintendo Console releases, screw all that. There isn't one important thing that is going to happen between now and March 27th that is going to be worthwhile.

Posted by 
 on: 03/01/11, 09:17:09

It's impossible to see the 3D effect on the 3DS without seeing it in person. You were perceiving the effects of the static 3D environements turning in motion to give the illusion of 3D. A bit like the DSi game, which uses the motion of the static environments, tracked by the camera to correlate with the motion of the device itself, to simulate depth. The 3D on the 3DS looks like the environment is really there. Especially in the AR games, where it truly looks like it really exists inside the screen. Trust me, you'll notice the difference once you actually view the 3DS in person.


What you saw was something like this DSiWare game:

That's not s3D. Just an illusion when seen in motion.

Posted by 
 on: 03/01/11, 16:15:06  - Edited by 
 on: 03/01/11, 16:20:56

Most retailers here in the UK have them and are now giving demos in store. I find it really bizarre that this is not happening there in the US.

Posted by 
 on: 03/01/11, 16:17:58

Yes, I understand that I will be able to notice the difference once I actually have this sucker in my hands. Thats basically the point of my post. I really cannot wait, though I know I must.

Posted by 
 on: 03/02/11, 05:22:15
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