Japanese researchers have devised a prototype that renders 3D images by using pictures taken by 64 cameras placed on an 8 x 8 grid. The 3D display is comprised of a small assortment of shapes and colors. The images taken by the cameras look three-dimensional to the naked eye and researchers say it’s, “almost real time.”
By taking 60 angled shots from 60 different directions using the camera grid, the rendering system is able to display images of objects and adjust the 3D effect accordingly. Devices like these serve a lot of potential, but at a price tag of $5000, this 3D rendering system is far from commercialized.