For the past 150 years mankind has been trying to recreate 3
dimensional images from 2 dimensional ones. Although, in 1850
it was very primitive compared to today's methods. Maybe you
remember the earlier 3d style glasses? You know, the kind where
one eye had a blue piece of plastic, and the other one a red
piece. When you looked at an image with those same 2 colors
arranged in a certain way, it would appear as though it was
3d. Maybe you even remember the few movies they did in 3d? Anyway,
Elsa has created a pair of 3d glasses not to different from
the ones I described above, this time for the computer. Let's
take a look at how these glasses faired under my testing.
3D REVELATOR from Elsa is yet another fetal attempt to
recreate a true 3d image from a 2 dimensional one (personally
I don't think we will ever be able to do it accurately). We
should Spend time on inventing holographic games! Elsa offers
2 versions of it's 3D REVELATOR glasses. 1 is the standard
version that attaches to your Elsa video card via a standard
cable, and another the connects via an infrared receiver. The
particular version I reviewed was the cable version that sells
for $49.99 as opposed to the infrared version that sells for
$79.99. Both versions are only compatible with Elsa brand video
cards, and will not work with any other brand cards. I did however
attempt to run it with an itergraph video card, and a creative
card, both attempts were unsuccessful.
Elsa 3D Relevator glasses support a number of features, most
similar to the metabyte 3d glasses. Here is a run down of the
3D REVELATOR's features:
-No decrease of the vertical resolution
-Dyna-Z for dynamic adjustment of the impression of depth to
the given scene. Several options with a depth histogram.
-Wider shutter LCD's
-Works with most Direct 3D games.
-Awesome 3D screenshot generator.
-You can connect up to 4 3D glasses simultaneously.
-Pretty good price, only $50