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Everyman's real-time real 3-D
Author(s): Homer B. Tilton
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Paper Abstract

Hardware is described which converts your dual-trace oscilloscope into a parallactiscope (parallactic oscilloscope). The parallactiscope allows you to readily generate real 3-D images in real time. The images are real 3-D in the sense that they are holoform (hologram-like), meaning you can peer around them and see stereo without glasses. Multiple observers see different images. They are also holoform in that the basic images are directly viewed and are presented on a stationary surface (the CRT screen) as are holograms. The images are produced in real time electronically from an arbitrary trio of waveforms, just as ordinary oscilloscope images are produced in real time electronically from an arbitrary duo of waveforms. Sufficient detail is given to enable you to build the described hardware at a parts cost of less than $500, exclusive of the oscilloscope cost. Chances are the oscilloscope will not need modification. This is truly a breakthrough in 3-D. It is a product of the fuller understanding of how holoform images are constituted resulting from the perfection of the hologram.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1083, Three-Dimensional Visualization and Display Technologies, (11 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952874
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Homer B. Tilton, Visonics Laboratories (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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