From Killian Bell at Cult of Mac:
Apple has filed for all sorts of patents related to 3D technologies over the years, sparking speculation that the company will one day bring us 3D-capable Macs and iOS devices. But evidence that it’s about to get serious about 3D technology for iOS devices comes from a recent job listing on its website for a “Computer Vision specialist to strengthen its multi-view stereo research group.”
Killian cautions that it’s not like we’re going to be seeing glasses-free 3D games on the iPhone 5, but gaming is not where my head went. I immediately thought of 3D modeling on a screen.
In The Hunger Games movie, the Gamemakers build and alter the world where the Games are played in virtual 3D. This picture isn’t the best, but you can see some of them manipulating towers and landscapes in real time — all standard sci-fi fare, but how cool would it be to Tinkercad with a 3D interface on your tablet? Even if you couldn’t manipulate the structure with your hands (let’s call that mano-manipulation), seeing it in 3D before you print would be a remarkable improvement, no?
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