Pic3D Screen Films Turn Any LCD into a 3D Screen

Glasses-free 3D is coming to iPhones and computer screens now that the Japanese company called Global Wave has developed a special film, which can make any 2D LCD screen into a 3D display.

Global Wave claims that their Pic3D sheet is a first-of-its-kind film that can produce 3D images just by being applied to a LCD. Pic3D is being developed for everything from 12.1-inch laptop screens and 23-inch monitors to the iPhone 4 and iPads.

The tech behind the Pic3D is a lenticular lens system, which uses array of magnifying lenses to display images at different angles to produce the illusion of depth. This is not the first time we have seen lenticular technology as it was used in Toshiba's Glasses-Free 3D TV and a Fujifilm 3D-Printer.

Unlike the 3D derived with parallax barrier slits partially blocking the screen, the lenticular system’s image retains 90% of the LCD’s brightness and viewing angles claim to go as wide as 120 degree.

We'll have to wait and see whether Pic3D actually works, but if you're up to try it, the company plans to roll it out in August with sheets for iPhones at $25 and 23-inch screens at $186.

[DigInfo (YouTube) via CrunchGear]

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