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Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp 385–415 | Cite as

Synthetic content generation for auto-stereoscopic displays

  • Carlos González
  • José Martínez Sotoca
  • Filiberto Pla
  • Miguel Chover
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Abstract

Due to the appearance of auto-stereoscopic visualization as one of the most emerging tendencies used in displays, new content generation techniques for this kind of visualization are required. In this paper we present a study for the generation of multi-view synthetic content, studying several camera setups (planar, cylindrical and hyperbolic) and their configurations. We discuss the different effects obtained varying the parameters of these setups. A study with several users was made to analyze visual perceptions, asking them for their optimal visualization. To create the virtual content, a multi-view system has been integrated in a powerful game engine, which allows us to use the latest graphics hardware advances. This integration is detailed and several demos and videos are attached with this paper, which represent a virtual world for auto-stereoscopic displays and the same scenario in a two-view anaglyph representation for being visualized in any conventional display. In all these demos, the parameters studied can be modified offering the possibility of easily appreciate their effects in a virtual scene.

Keywords

Auto-stereoscopic displays Virtual reality Interactive visualization Multimedia applications 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work has been supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (TIN2009-14103-C03-01), Caja Castellón-Bancaja Foundation (P1.1B2009-45), Generalitat Valenciana (Project PROMETEO/2010/028, BEST/2011) and Consolider Ingenio 2010 (CSD2007-00018).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos González
    • 1
  • José Martínez Sotoca
    • 1
  • Filiberto Pla
    • 1
  • Miguel Chover
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of New Imaging TechnologiesUniversitat Jaume ICastellónSpain

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