LG to introduce 2D to 3D software

It was launched back in February and reviewed by us in June. Not all that positively to be honest. But the LG Optimus 3D might well get a boost when LG launches its 2D to 3D software next month.

Essentially, it is to tackle one of the problems with the Optimus 3D – a lack of content for that glasses-free 3D screen. Pocket-lint claims that the 3D Game Converter will be an Open GL-powered piece of software that allows you to switch 2D applications straight into 3D, with the software being pushed out to Optimus 3D phones as soon as October. The perfect solution? Well, not quite.

The converter will only work in landscape and on Open GL-based applications. On top of that, it will also need to be setup manually on apps that haven't been optimised. So not perfect, but an improvement, that's for sure. Also, on the plus side, there should be around 50 games and apps optimised at launch, with another 50 to follow later in the year. Some of those might be of variable quality, but with so many titles being offered, there has to be a few good ones. The converter is free too, which is perhaps the most important thing here.

LG is talking it up though. 'Far from being a gimmick, LG’s 3D Game Converter automatically recognises the depth information based on the location of each object and separates the 2D graphic images for each eye,' explained Dr. Henry Nho, LG’s 3D man.

'Using the existing depth information, the 3D Game Converter generates two different images - one for the foreground and one for the background. It then uses a thin film called Parallax Barrier on the display to show the left image to the left eye and the right image to the right eye, creating an illusion of visual depth.'

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