Just recently, Apple patents for new 3D gesture UI for iOS. The technology allows manual manipulation of 3D objects with ease.
Termed “Working with 3D Objects”, the new patent that got approved was a feather in Apple’s cap. Via this methodology consumers may create and handle 3D objects with efficiency. It could be displayed on an iPad and would track the location and movement of the user’s fingers near the screen. In other words, by operating on a 2D gadget you may enter the 3D realm. The usual act that begets an image is a pinching movement. But what this patent lets you do is actually pick the image right off the surface into the air with your fingers. Beyond that it is manipulation all the way. Finally, you may terminate the program by simply widening your fingers. It is literally magic and portends a future of 3D modeling.
The device could be used for sculpting in the times which are yet to come. Like Kinect and Leap Motion, this form of gesture technology has myriad uses which will emerge in tandem with mankind’s evolution. Computer Aided Design (CAD) too is one sector where this technique could come in handy. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has an “Air Gesture” which functions in a similar manner. Apple is on the joyride of its life with this newly added creative function in its already broad spectrum of capabilities. Things will pick up pace from here onwards as Apple Incorporated moves from a one-dimensional existence to a multi-dimensional universe of possibilities.