The tool is intended for developers engaged in building immersive stereo 3D capabilities into upcoming game titles. New Passive and Active monitors from Acer, LG, Samsung and Viewsonic were also released, expanding the support for AMD HD3D technology.
"AMD HD3D technology has reached critical mass, with more games, more movies, and supporting hardware and software from many of the industry's leading vendors," stated Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Graphics Division.
"The addition of the Quad Buffer SDK can help our many developer partners make stereo 3D a standard part of future game titles."
The SDK (available on AMD Developer Central) provides clear guidelines on how to implement stereo 3D to help ensure that it can be enjoyed across the expanding ecosystem of monitors and stereo 3D glasses supporting AMD HD3D technology. Additionally, the quad buffer can be used to add native support for stereo 3D in video games and supports DirectX 9, 10 and 11.
"As one of the world's leading manufacturers of quality eyewear, we are paving the way with our innovative patented lens technology and excellent HD 3D optics," said Mark McNabb, VP Entertainment and Sports for MARCHON 3D. "By working with partners like AMD, we are delivering an exceptional stereo 3D experience to our customers."
Written by: James Delahunty @ 19 Aug 2011 8:59