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2014.12.18 CAD Assistant - free viewer for CAD files on Google Play

Company Open CASCADE SAS has been just released CAD Assistant for Android - 3D viewer for CAD files in IGES, STEP and BREP formats, as well as for meshes in PLY format. Unlike other existing applications, CAD Assistant does not require additional online services and supports import/export operations with IGES/STEP files directly on Android device!

Application is based on leading open-source framework OpenCASCADE Technology for CAD/CAM/CAE applications, and is available for free on the Google Play:

CAD Assistant

Additional information can be found on the official site.

2014.11.30 Improved 3D Vision support

sView 14.11 for Windows improves NVIDIA 3D Vision support. Direct3D output (for NVIDIA 3D Vision and AMD HD3D) now uses WGL_NV_DX_interop extension to provide better performance and robustness.

This release also introduces Chinese translation provided by user YSC.

sView in Chinese

As usual, please refer to this page for complete list of changes.

2014.09.26 Android BETA

sView is now available on Android (4.0.3+) platform!

The functionality of mobile version is (almost) corresponds to the desktop one with some useless options disabled.

Player can NOT be (yet) used with stereoscopic smartphones HTC EVO 3D or LG Optimus 3D, since their displays can not be manually switched to stereo mode (require API which is already deprecated by the vendors).

BETA version has following serious limitations (which should be fixed in final release):

  • NO power management.
  • NO interface for smartphones. Desktop interface fits only into plates screens.
  • NO multi-touch gestures support.
  • Some audio codecs are decoded incorrectly by used version of FFmpeg.
  • ARMv7 build only (build for Intel Atom will be available later).
  • NO open file dialog - files should be opened from existing file manager.
  • NO playback in background.
  • Other not yet known issues.

2014.08.21 Kickstarter company by Kai Rosenkranz

Kai Rosenkranz, composer of great soundtrack for action-RPG games Gothic 1/2/3 and Risen 1, has just started his first Kickstarter company to create new album "Journey Home"! You can find detailed info about project on the official page:

Journey Home on Kickstarter

On Facebook page you can find background materials related to the project and Gothic soundtrack - and you actually might contact / say thanks to the author himself!

Update

The Kickstarter company has ended successfully with $43.309 collected and ALL stretch goals achieved!

Welcome to open-source stereoscopic 3D media player sView home page!

sView

View stereo-videos and stereo-photos with sView!

  • sView is easy to use
  • Most modern stereo devices are supported
  • Program opens all popular stereo-formats
  • Universal - supports both stereoscopic and flat materials
  • Provides advances controls to adjust stereo-output
  • Absolutely free and with open sources!

This is very easy to start use the program - just setup the program and supported stereo-files will be opened with sView.





What is the stereo?

First time hear about stereo-image? Good time to know about it.

Humans viewing is binocular. Two eye views combine in the brain to create the visual perception of one three-dimensional image. Stereoscopic depth perception is a visual skill that allows you to accurately judge relative distances between objects and perceive three dimensional space. This is very important for our perception of the world.

stereo brain



stereo devices

How to see stereo on the computer?

Most of computer displays are absolutely flat. There are a lot of devices have been created to 'emulate' stereo vision. The main trick they use - to show separate images for left and right eye.



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