Carnegie Mellon University
Virtualized (Not Virtual) Reality

Takeo Kanade, P J. Narayanan, and Peter Rander
Proceedings of Asia Display '95, October, 1995.

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We have been heloping a new visual wdium called virtualized reality. In existing visual medium the view of the scene is determined at the transcription time, independent of the viewer. In contrast, the virtualized reality delays the selection of the viewing angle till view time, using techniques from computer vision and computer graphics. The visual event is captured using many cameras that cover the action from all sides. Thc 3D structure of the event, aligned with the pixels of the image, is computed for a few selected directions wing a stereo technique. Triangulation and texture mapping enable the placement of a "soft-camera" to reconstruct the event from any new viewpoint.

Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Virtualized RealityTM
Number of pages: 4

Text Reference
Takeo Kanade, P J. Narayanan, and Peter Rander, "Virtualized (Not Virtual) Reality," Proceedings of Asia Display '95, October, 1995.

BibTeX Reference
   author = "Takeo Kanade and P J Narayanan and Peter Rander",
   title = "Virtualized (Not Virtual) Reality",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of Asia Display '95",
   month = "October",
   year = "1995",