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STL Rendering on Voxon VX1 3D Volumetric Display

With so many questions from all around the world asking about what the resolution is like on the Voxon VX1 we thought we would show just a short video of an STL file displayed on the VX1. STL files (often used for 3D printing) are displayed natively on the VX1 which means you can just plug in a USB storage device and view your STL files.

Here’s a  video we made a little while back showing full 360 interaction without the need for any special glasses. The VX1 has native support for STL rendering with a resolution of 1000x:1000y:200z and a peak fill rate of around 500 million voxels/sec – it’s amazing the level of detail you can see…

For events, display advertising and even museums this could be an exciting way to pull a crowd. Getting people’s attention is now easy with this jaw dropping technology, enabling 3D interactive displays that can be used for advertising, communicating and branding.

The VX1 is technically described as a “swept surface volumetric display” and is powered by the Voxon Photonic Engine. The engine comprises an ultra-high-speed digital projection system, Windows 10 PC, 64-bit Volumetric runtime library and reciprocating light diffuser.  Volumetric images are created by projecting slices of light at 4,000 frames per second onto a moving screen, so that they diffuse at precisely the right position in physical space. Through persistence of vision, the human eye blends the slices together, and the result is a true three-dimensional digital object that can be viewed in the same way as one would view a real object, and from any angle. Users are able to manipulate, and focus on specific areas of any 3D model in intricate detail – with vector files, zooming in right down to the vertex level of the underlying data. The display also supports multi-user interactivity for gaming and other interactive applications.

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