The first 3D application to land on the App Store

The first 3D application to land on the App Store

If rumors emerge suggesting that the next model of the iPad could integrate 3D into its visual interface (some Hollywood studios have already shown their interest there), an application displaying a 3D interface is already appearing on the App Store. i3D is the name of this application which was developed by a team of French researchers from the University of Grenoble. These are the same people who atrecently released a video showing 3D rendering on an iPhone.

The i3D application aims to show the potential of 3D in the current state of the configuration of iDevices. It is based on the movement of your head to create a relief effect transposed through various visuals available in the application. The results obtained are still shaky (sometimes the application freezes) but for a first experience, this leaves the technology used (HCP) for the less promising.

see if any developers will come forward to the French research team to integrate this technology in their future application?

Download i3D for free from the App Store (compatible with iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G and iPad 2)

We discuss it on the forum.

Video demonstration: