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You get alot more depth in the image? Like the perception of distance becomes very clear.

I was playing test Drive Unlimited 2 the other day when i did this and i got the same feeling you get when looking out of the car's front window while driving.

What is this? Do 3D monitors portray this sensation? i watched transformers in the Cinema the other Day and the 3D they use for movies seems like its in only 3 layers as follows
1st.) Close to the viewer
2nd.) in the middle (like a non 3d image
3rd.) at furthest from the viewer

Do 3d monitors do this or is there more detail and depth?
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post #2 of 15
I think it's just you.

Or maybe because if you close one eye you lose depth perception like what you'd see in a monitor, so your brain compensates in the same way as it would if you did it while really driving a car.

I dunno, but I don't get that effect.
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post #3 of 15
probably because your brain assumes you're looking at a true 3D image, and tries to make sense of what you have on your monitor as a proper 3D landscape (since with only 1 eye you cannot see 'in 3D' anyway, so any depth perception you have with only 1 eye is pretty much generated entirely by your brain. You can see large differences in depth due to focal changes, but that doesn't help for anything far field anyway).
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one time many years ago in FarCry2 a zombie shot a rocket at me from a distance more to the left. i ducked the missile and literally felt the heat going from the left to the right side as it went over me.


someone tell me that experience wasn't real boxing3.gif
    
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Originally Posted by Remix65;14340792 
one time many years ago in FarCry2 a zombie shot a rocket at me from a distance more to the left. i ducked the missile and literally felt the heat going from the left to the right side as it went over me.


someone tell me that experience wasn't real boxing3.gif

That experience wasn't real.
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That experience wasn't real.

it was actually FarCry not FarCry2.


how can you tell someone what they see and feel isn't real?


what is reality?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Remix65;14341789 
how can you tell someone what they see and feel isn't real?

Uhh. It's an illusion / hallucination if it's not seen by anyone else. In which case it is not real.
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what is reality?

Reality is this thing right here. You're in it, acknowledge it or not.
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perception is reality.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Remix65;14341927 
perception is reality.

Pretty sure this is the Monitor and Displays forum, not the Metaphysics forum.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Remix65;14341927 
perception is reality.

No it's not. Perception is perception and has no effect on reality.
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