Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 19:55 UTC, submitted by snielsen
General Development For years computer interfaces have been held back by two dimensions. The power and flexibility of three dimensional interfaces have remained the stuff of science fiction movies, video games and very custom high-end applications. Aoren Software now brings that power to everyday applications and operating systems through a window server and framework technology called Vision. Vision was designed from the ground up to break away from old paradigms and provide the interface needs of the next generation. Application developers can get their hands on the technology with the developer preview release and start creating programs that have previously resided only in the imagination.
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3d in 2d
by postmodern on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 03:00 UTC
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2006-01-27

How is a 3d interface represented on a 2d screen (with mouse/keyboard) far superior to a 2d interface on the same screen? Until 3d enabled input devices, holograms and sensory feedback get incorporated 3d interfaces will still be a half-finished solution.

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RE: 3d in 2d
by dagw on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 10:55 in reply to "3d in 2d"
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2005-07-06

How is a 3d interface represented on a 2d screen (with mouse/keyboard) far superior to a 2d interface on the same screen?
As it stands it isn't. But if no one tries we'll never find out if it might be. Perhaps there are really useful things one can do that no ones ever thought of.

And 3d input devices and stereoscopic screens exist. If these toolkits make it easier for UI people to experiment we might see them come up with something that put these technologies to good use. Once that happens we might see these technologies become more widespread.

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