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Volumetric display containing multiple two-dimensional color motion pictures
Author(s): R. Hirayama; A. Shiraki; H. Nakayama; T. Kakue; T. Shimobaba; T. Ito
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Paper Abstract

We have developed an algorithm which can record multiple two-dimensional (2-D) gradated projection patterns in a single three-dimensional (3-D) object. Each recorded pattern has the individual projected direction and can only be seen from the direction. The proposed algorithm has two important features: the number of recorded patterns is theoretically infinite and no meaningful pattern can be seen outside of the projected directions. In this paper, we expanded the algorithm to record multiple 2-D projection patterns in color. There are two popular ways of color mixing: additive one and subtractive one. Additive color mixing used to mix light is based on RGB colors and subtractive color mixing used to mix inks is based on CMY colors. We made two coloring methods based on the additive mixing and subtractive mixing. We performed numerical simulations of the coloring methods, and confirmed their effectiveness. We also fabricated two types of volumetric display and applied the proposed algorithm to them. One is a cubic displays constructed by light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in 8×8×8 array. Lighting patterns of LEDs are controlled by a microcomputer board. The other one is made of 7×7 array of threads. Each thread is illuminated by a projector connected with PC. As a result of the implementation, we succeeded in recording multiple 2-D color motion pictures in the volumetric displays. Our algorithm can be applied to digital signage, media art and so forth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9117, Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2014, 911717 (5 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2050246
Show Author Affiliations
R. Hirayama, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
A. Shiraki, Kisarazu National College of Technology (Japan)
H. Nakayama, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
T. Kakue, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
T. Shimobaba, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
T. Ito, Chiba Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9117:
Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2014
Bahram Javidi; Jung-Young Son; Osamu Matoba; Manuel Martínez-Corral; Adrian Stern, Editor(s)

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