Aug 25 2008Cool, Neato!: iHologram iPhone Application

iHologram for the iPhone is an application made by David O'Reilly that creates the illusion of a 3-D cat walking around in your phone.

iHologram combines anamorphosis and the iPhone's gyroscopes to achieve this awesome visual magic trick. Anamorphosis is a way to draw things distorted so, while watched at a certain angle, they pop out of the 2D surface as if they were real.

You have to watch the screen at 35 to 45 degrees at all times in order for the effect to work. And, also, keep the phone charged. It won't work with a dead battery. Or hooker. Speaking of which, can I borrow somebody's car for the afternoon?

3D App Turns iPhone into Window to Alternative World [gizmodo]

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Pew Pew Lazar Beams

From a certain angle, i too pop out of a 2-D surface as if i were real.

That man needs a new table.

Hm.. I don't see it when searching on my phone.

Bummer. It's a fake.

Update: It's not real: From the Author:

"The iHologram app was not real. It was an illustration of an idea I had which I believe could work with the technology (combining anamorphosis and motion sensing). Unfortunately I’m just an ideas person, I can show how things should look, but I’m no hardcore programmer."

That one guy took a lot of $hit for calling it fake and he was right all along. However, the creator wasn't trying to fool anyone (or was he?), just trying to gain interest from a programmer that could help make it a reality.

Personally I don't have an Iphone and could care less, which is why I'm spending so much time on the subject....Duh!

this is fake, actually. It's just a video.
Check it out at that guy's blog.

#8: Really? Wow. I would never know if i didn't read your comment. I mean, everybody else here is just talking about how awesome this is, right?

buhuu that sux

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