From: John Stone (
Date: Tue Feb 26 2013 - 15:25:03 CST

  I would say that yes, head tracking (even non-3D) does generally give you
an improved feeling of depth perception. The usability of the head tracking
system has a lot to do with how much noise there is the orientation
data it feeds into the display algorithm, and how "smoothly" it updates
in general.

Along these lines, a recent NCSA Access magazine (Vol 25, No 3, Fall 2012,
pages 6-7, and 16-17) included an interactive Android application that
allowed you to display an HIV model exported from VMD in an
"augmented reality" mode using a phone with a camera. This is
conceptually quite similar to a head-tracked, but non-3D desktop display.
The AR application was developed by Daqri, and I thought that it worked
pretty well on my phone. The issue is posted on the NCSA web site here:

  John Stone

On Thu, Feb 07, 2013 at 10:48:00PM +0100, Ajasja Ljubeti?? wrote:
> I saw thisA (relativelyA old) demonstration of headA trackingA using the
> Wii remote. Then IA thought: "Ooo, this could work with VMD". AA quick
> google search later I found this.A A
> So my question (out of pure curiosity) is: Has anybody else tried using
> VMD with head-tracking, but without 3DA glasses? Does this create a
> convincing depth illusion?
> Thank you & best regards,
> Ajasja LjubetiA:*

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