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3D or 3-D may refer to:

Three-dimensional

  • Stereoscopy, any technique capable of recording three-dimensional visual information or creating the illusion of depth in an image
    • Stereo camera, a camera with two or more lenses that simulates human binocular vision
    • 3-D film, any visual presentation system that attempts to maintain or recreate moving images of the third dimension
    • 3D television
    • Anaglyph image, a 3D effect when viewed with 2 color glasses
    • Stereogram, an optical illusion of depth created from a flat, two-dimensional image

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See also 3d, and 3-D

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3D

  1. three-dimensional

Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
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Three-dimensional means having three dimensions, those being height, width, and depths - coincidentally, just like in real life. However, this is different than early Two-and-a-half-dimensional, such as Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, which used advnance mathematical calculations to simulate 3D by rotating or scaling textures to simulate a 3D effect. Even games like F-Zero and Super Mario Kart, while satisfing the requirnments of having height, width, and depths, relied on technologies like Mode 7 for rotating and scaling sprites to simulate "Three Dimensions"

Arguably, three-dimensional video games came into their own with the Sega Saturn/Sony Playstation/Nintendo 64, but there were several Super NES and similar-era games that used technology like an "Super FX chip" (like Star Fox and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island) to achieve grainy 3-D effects.



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