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Perception of size and shape in stereoscopic 3D imagery
Author(s): Michael D. Smith; Bradley T. Collar
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Paper Abstract

This paper explores the mathematical relationships between the scene geometry, camera parameters, and viewing environment and their influence on the viewer's perception of 3D. The current practice of using horizontal image translation to set convergence has an effect on the shape ratio and 3D magnification factor of the resulting images and is not well understood by the industry. This paper examines the gap between the creative processes used by stereographers and the mathematical relationships affected by those creative processes. Examples images varying the aforementioned parameters will be demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2012
PDF: 31 pages
Proc. SPIE 8288, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIII, 82881O (25 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.912205
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Michael D. Smith, Consultant (United States)
Bradley T. Collar, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8288:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIII
Andrew J. Woods; Nicolas S. Holliman; Gregg E. Favalora, Editor(s)

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