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3D holographic imaging app for the Apple iPhone? video

Designer David O’Reilly has transformed imagery into the future by taking iPhone application code and creating a 3G hologram which appears to jump out the iPhone screen.

O’Reilly says: “The application works by assuming a constant viewing angle (35-45 degrees), typical for when the device is placed on a tabletop. The 3d scene’s perspective is warped using anamorphosis, the same technique used in Hans Holbein’s painting The Ambassadors. This application does the exact same but updates dynamically,”

The software uses the iPod’s built-in gyroscope and calculates in the y-axis, thus allowing you to look around the environment by turning the handset. There are also manual controls for rotation and a slider on both left and right of the screen.

Apparently O’Reilly is looking for other developers to aid him in the project, however according to an email by O’Reilly: “The app was just an illustration. I still think the concept is technically possible… it was more about getting the idea out than creating some kind of hoax.”

Source — David O’Reilly via Wired and Pocket-lint