Iowa - Micoy Corp., a provider of true omni-directional spherical 3D
immersive imaging technology, has been awarded Patent Cooperation
Treaty (PCT) number WO 2206/107934 from the World Intellectual Property
Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations
dedicated to promoting the protection of intellectual property around
the world. The new technology enhances current 3D display offerings to
become fully enclosed, immersive 3D environments for the most realistic
Promotional advertisers, tradeshow marketers, government agencies, movie theaters, video-game developers, entertainment venues, and others can leverage the experience of Micoy’s immersive 3D image format to sell, educate, and entertain, says a representative.
“We are ultimately taking the way people interact with games and 3D entertainment to a whole new level,” says Don Pierce, founder and president of Micoy. “For example, showing a 3D film rendered with Micoy technology allows viewers to be literally enveloped and inside the movie in a 360-degree environment, making the experience incredibly realistic and highly memorable. Some have said that the future of 3D should be as clear as a giant picture window and we want to help you step through that window.”
Rather than compete with current 3D technology, Micoy’s image format is complementary and enhances the viewing experience regardless of which hardware is employed.
With content rendered in the Micoy image format, the 360-degree volumetric stereo separation is mapped in the image itself. The Micoy rendered content can then be displayed in either a panoramic or dome theater to allow for the truly immersive visuals. A flat screen is unable to display truly immersive 3D since it does not physically surround the viewer.
Micoy's solution includes three components: the Micoy 360°3D Toolset; the Micoy real-time 360°3D Stereo Rendering Engine; the Micoy 360°3D Camera.
Micoy will showcase its 3D immersive technology within a dome environment at the next 3D Gaming Summit in April 2010 in Universal City, Calif.