Sony RayModeler, 3D Autostereoscopic Display w/o Glasses Prototype

By Shekhar Sahu on

04 August, 2010  at 3:31 AM

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Sony RayModeler,  Autostereoscopic Display Prototype 360 Degree 3D without Glasses

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Sony, the largest consumer electronic manufacturer also known for it's innovative products, has played a vital role in bringing 3D vision to reality, from the installations and broadcasting of 3D live Fifa world cup matches to smallest portable 3D cameras to 3D TVs. This adds more because Sony developed a new 360 Degree 3D Autostereoscopic Display codenamed RayModeler which requires no special glasses for 3D viewing experience. Checkout more to see some inside story and also watch this video.

 Almost all 3D TVs available now a days require Polaroid glasses. Critics get on to this which is also valid because watching TVs while wearing glasses for hours may become pain and is never comfortable. To not to forget we watch TVs for relaxing.


Many 3D device manufacturers have been developing new ways to watch 3D videos without any 3D glasses. Sony seems to be quick and is going to demonstrate the prototype of new 360º Autostereoscopic display in the upcoming week at Siggraph in LA. In fact this device information was leaked last year.  The display uses special LED light forces and can show 360 unique images to all directions in 1º separations. No special 3D glasses are required to see the image.


Height - 27 cms
Diameter- 13 cms




Interface for Interaction



RayModeler is fully fledged and displays high quality and full color 3D motion pictures and videos. Even the depth of images is very accurately rendered by the display. You can connect Sony RayModeler to a computer and transfer contents and control the device. It also supports gestures to change the orientation of the 3D object by its gesture sensor. This device can be used to play 3D video games, so is controllable by joystick and gamepads. Apart from 3D Gaming there are many other applications of RayModeler like watching 3D movies, virtual pet, museum displays, signage, medical, education, design, avatars and most important for the 3D communications.

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3D Content for RayModeler



The common existing 3D graphic designing software like AutoCad, 3DSMax etc can be used to create content for RayModeler. However, Sony Singapore developed and tested a multi camera installation for producing high quality 360 degree videos. Which creates the 3D content and displays in real time.

For objects like any product or any little thing you can use a turn table. Just place the object on the turntable and use related software to generate the 3D content.






Watch Video







Sony is all set to demonstrate RayModeler next week, we might get to know more about the display then. The price of Prototype is yet to be decided. Stay tuned for more updates.


So guys what do you think about it? Is it really going to reach houses or will just remain for education purpose?


Shekhar Sahu
(Blogger, Programmer, Graphic & Flash Designer, Animator, 3D Modeler, Student-BIT durg)





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6 comments for this post

Sony RayModeler seems exciting lets see how it does.

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 11:00 AM  

I guess a few other players also launched similar product last year i.e 3D --glasses. Let's see how well they've made it to make it more user friendly & cheaper.

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 1:42 PM  

@Shabnam
Yes it's very exiting, can't wait for the demonstration.

@Basant
You are right bro many other players have launched "3D without glassess" product but remained uneconomical. Need more development.

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 6:17 PM  

Just like basic 3D technology, its there, but who cares, the media hasn’t caught up yet. I don’t even think Avatar was worth seeing in 3D. But now with the 3DS coming out, once that technology has improved for larger viewing and the Kinect is designed to match or a complete holoimaging unit that has a large horizontal surface area. Then I may care, for now its just something to advertise new items on. When it becomes cheap, porn will be the first to use it extensively.

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 9:05 PM  

@Prajith
Every new technology starts with the same, so many hurdles to cross. The size of display will definitely be larger in future. No comments about the last point :P

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 11:38 PM  

I guess a few other players also launched similar product last year i.e 3D --glasses. Let's see how well they've made it to make it more user friendly & cheaper.

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:34 PM  

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