Painting in 3D is obviously one of the core features of Colors! 3D (duh), but it is quite hard to get people to see how cool it is without showing it to them on the actual Nintendo 3DS. There is plenty of stuff happening in getting 3D to work in browsers, but the fact is that not too many people have a 3D monitor hooked up to their computer.
Because of that, we haven’t even tried to tackle displaying stereoscopic 3D in the Colors! Gallery. However, we still wanted to extend the gallery with some sort of functionality that gives some sense for what it will be like, and today we finally got the new repainter up and running in the Colors! Gallery. First off, you can replay paintings done in Colors! 3D, with layers and the collaborative paintings and stuff.
But here’s the new part. While replaying, try clicking anywhere on the painting. The repainter will zoom in a bit, and you will get an idea how we use the different layers to get the 3D effect. Click the image on the right to try it out:
It’s of course nowhere near as cool as seeing it in proper 3D though, so if you haven’t already, you should download and put this MPO on your 3DS (this is the one I posted earlier) of a painting painted in Colors! 3D. And if you’ve seen that already – here’s a new one for you. Just drop it in the DCIM folder of your 3DS’s SD card and view it in the Nintendo 3DS camera application.
(and since everyone asks about it: We don’t have a release date yet, but it shouldn’t be long now as Colors! 3D is currently being reviewed by Nintendo. It will be $6.99 in the Nintendo 3DS eShop)