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Stereoscopic CAD and Environmental Sculpture: Enhancement of the Design Process in the Visual Arts
Author(s): Robert N. Fisher; Pier Luigi Bandini
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, co-authors Robert Fisher and Pier Luigi Bandini describe their personal observations concerning stereo enhancements of computer graphics images employed in their research. in Part One, Robert Fisher, a professional sculptor, Professor and Artist-in-Residence in the College of Engineering at Penn State, cites three recent environmental sculpture projects: "See-scape," "A Page from the Book of Skies," and an as yet untitled work. Wireframe images, interior views of architectural spaces, and complex imagery are rendered comprehensible by stereo 3-D. In Part Two, Pier L. Bandini, Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of the Architecture CAD Lab at Penn State, describes the virtues of the stereo-enhanced wireframe model--the benefits of the "see-through coupled with a complete awareness of the whole space." The final example, of a never-realized XVIII-century project, suggests a new and profound application of stereo 3-D to historical inquiry, namely, the experience of ancient spaces and structures that are no longer existing or that were never constructed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1989
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1083, Three-Dimensional Visualization and Display Technologies, (11 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952866
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Robert N. Fisher, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
Pier Luigi Bandini, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1083:
Three-Dimensional Visualization and Display Technologies
Scott S. Fisher; Woodrow E. Robbins, Editor(s)

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