Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

NES Emulator Renders Games in 3D: DDDiorama

 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  March 9, 2016


Classic video games are sometimes remade with more modern graphics, but that often requires redoing the assets. Programmer Trần Vũ Trúc is working on 3DNES, a NES emulator that dynamically generates 3D graphics from NES ROMs.

3dnes_emulator_by_Tran_Vu_Truc_1

Trần hasn’t gone into detail about how 3DNES works, but it appears to create voxels out of the two-dimensional sprites. The emulator not only lets you adjust the third-person perspective’s camera, it can also let you play in first-person.

It’s definitely a work in progress, but it’s a very cool idea. I hope it’ll have a feature where you can take a “screenshot” that can be saved as a 3D model. You can try the beta version of 3DNES using Firefox – it seems to have been ported to Unity’s web player – though you’ll have to supply the ROM and load it from an online source, such as your Dropbox account.

[via Reddit]



The Pocket Scientist Wallet Card

The Pocket Scientist Wallet Card

Atari Couchcade

Atari Couchcade

Are Humans Continuing to Evolve?

Are Humans Continuing to Evolve?

2023 Audi RS 5 Competition Package Adds Style and Performance

2023 Audi RS 5 Competition Package Adds Style and Performance

Ken Block’s Hoonipigasus Is an Insane Hill Climbing Porsche

Ken Block’s Hoonipigasus Is an Insane Hill Climbing Porsche

Lucid Air Price Increases by Up to $15,000

Lucid Air Price Increases by Up to $15,000

Advertisement