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Chris

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#1 12 years ago

I had an idea on the way home from Scotland, why not make hexagonal pixels?

From what I can draw up, it looks like it would allow for an even smoother transition between each px, making games look even better and such.

Please don't try and steal the idea, I just want to know if it would work.




darkclone

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#2 12 years ago

Not a bad idea, not sure if it would work, but not bad.

And if that worked, then what about octagonal? or decagonal?




Chris

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#3 12 years ago

Yeah, I thought that. But at the end of the day, the more intricate you go the more expensive a monitor will be for the consumer.




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#4 12 years ago

I geuss, but wouldn't it just be nice to know that this kind of thing can happen?




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#5 12 years ago

The only thing would be the cost of production. Nice thought though




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#6 12 years ago
darkclone24I geuss, but wouldn't it just be nice to know that this kind of thing can happen?

As a theory? Yeah.




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#7 12 years ago
J.C. DentonAs a theory? Yeah.

Yes, as a thoery. But it'd be possible to record movies in this format and cinemas could have special screens to show them. I mean, Odeon is rich as hell; the one here gets all sorts of upgrades, recently we got "Premier" seats in every screen. However, after a while prices would drop. (Just look at HD t.v's) and home viewing of this format would be possible.




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#8 12 years ago

You could have 20 sided pixels, but they wouldn't fit in the corner :(




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#9 12 years ago

Well, if you used Hi-Def you won't be able to tell that the edges are jagged unless you are sat right next to the screen....Which isn't a good idea.




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#10 12 years ago

I thought they already used non-square pixels. I can't remember what sort of polygon, but it was at least six-sided, as far as I know.

What I heard might have been a 'proposal' as well though.