Earlier this week we showed you a new Cydia tweak called 3DBoard, which takes advantage of your iDevice’s sensory hardware to give off a 3D effect. Apocolipse, the developer behind 3DBoard, has released this Cydia tweak on the Cydia Store, via BigBoss repository, for $2.99. Full details below…
Toggle on the effect in Settings, and adjust depth to your liking.
3DBoard works with all devices, 4.0+
If the effect does not take hold after install, simply toggle on/off and it will take hold
The reason this sort of effect works: True 3D doesn’t need to be binocular. When you close one eye, you only see one image, yet you can still perceive depth. You can’t \”see\” the depth as you can with 2 eyes, but with motion, and in-brain calculations, you can still understand the depth. On a flat, 2D screen, with flat, 2D images, you don’t get depth perception because the small motions of your head don’t change the angle in relation to the image. This type of effect (better than using cameras for eye tracking because its slow, though i’m looking into that) works because it allows perspective changing based on motion/relation to screen. To be honest, holding it in hand, it looks \”better\” when closing one eye, basically forcing your brain into “single eye depth calculation” mode, in which motion changes register as depth, giving the effect.
KNOWN BUGS: “Doesn’t work with HTML widgets, investigating fix, and still doesn’t work with parallax.”
Note: This tweak does not include an icon or any settings visible on the SpringBoard; you can configure options from Settings.app. Requires iOS 4.0+
Watch 3DBoard in action: