Stereographics, 3D projection
Written by Paul Bourke
The following contains information around stereographics, it includes theory and practical
installation matters (both hardware and software).
Examples from the authors practice can be found in this
photographic gallery of stereoscopic installations
, mostly (but not entirely) passive (polaroid based) stereoscopic projection systems.
Please note that I am available as a consultant on all matters relating to the material found here.
Omni directional stereoscopic panoramas
Capturing high resolution stereoscopic panorama images
Mathematics for Omni-Direction Stereoscopic Panoramas
High resolution omnidirectional stereo panorama imaging and tiled displays
Synthetic stereoscopic panoramic images.
Presented at: VSMM 2006, 18-20 October 2006, Xi'an, China.
Published in: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer,
ISBN 978-3-540-46304-7, Volume 4270/2006, pp 147-155.
Stereoscopic panoramic images.
Computer generation and projection of stereoscopic 3D panoramic images, includes
spherical, cylindrical, planar, and cubic stereoscopic maps.
See also: 360 degree stereoscopic display
A utility and work-flow for aligning film based stereoscopic panoramas.
Q: What do you get when you cross a cow with an octopus?
Flat wall stereoscopic installations
A: A visit from the ethics committee and immediate withdrawal of your funding.
Stereoscopic installation TMAG.
Stereoscopic installation and image processing for the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Islands to Ice, the Great Southern Ocean & Antarctica. Opened 8 March 2006.
Peter Morse, Paul Bourke
Design and installation of VROOM at Melbourne Museum. Was called "Virtual Containment Vessel".
November 2003. Presentation given at OzViz 2003.
To Mars and Beyond.
Stereoscopic theatre and movie installed as part of a space exploration exhibit at the
Australia National Museum in 2001 followed by Melbourne Museum in 2003.
Camera frustums for 2 wall stereoscopic projection.
Mesh alignment for stereoscopic projection
Passive stereo projection.
Discussion of passive stereoscopic projection while installing theatre at the Parkes
Radio Telescope. 2000.
A small rear projection stereoscopic system.
A VPAC (Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing) project.
Paul Bourke and David Bannon, April-October 2002.
No animals were harmed in the creation of this web page, however a large number of
electrons were extremely inconvenienced.
The Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens, or
alternative title: "The VR180 fallacy".
Spatial errors in stereoscopic displays
Calculating stereo pairs.
The correct way to calculate stereo pairs and how to create them using
any raytracer (examples from POVRay), some principles for creating
easy viewing stereo pairs/movies, and examples on how
how to create stereo pairs in OpenGL.
VSMM 2007 - Stereoscopy: Theory and Practice.
Workshop, 23 September 2007. (Brisbane), P. Bourke, P. Morse.
Three common options for passive stereoscopic systems
Stereoscopic ghosting correction
Binocular Imbalance and Depth Perception in Visual Display Systems.
Stereo Pair Image File Format.
Format for defining stereo pair attributes proposed by VRex Inc and
the interleaved format.
"Who you gonna believe, me or your eyes?" Groucho Marx
Adventures with the LookingGlass Portrait.
Exploration of content generation for the LookingGlass Portrait.
Glasses free stereoscopic presentation: A selective review.
See also OzViz 2015 presentation slides.
A commentary on four autostereoscopic display devices: barrier strip tablet, 4K lenticular
display, lenticular prints and synthetic holograms.
Synthetic dynamic hologram.
An exercise in creating a full colour hologram of a synthetic object.
Autostereoscopic lenticular prints for data visualisation.
Lenticular prints and
Autostereoscopic (no glasses) lenticular images.
I wanted to persuade myself that these flaws were only apparent
flaws, that they were all part of a much vaster regular structure
in which every symmetry we thought we observed really
corresponded to a network or symmetries so complicated
we couldn't comprehend them all.
Extracting perspective stereoscopic pairs from
dual fisheye VR cameras.
Additional cameras, most stereoscopic, for PovRay.
Currently: perspective (stereoscopic), stereoscopic cylindrical panorama,
stereoscopic spherical, stereoscopic and offset fisheye.
Create side-by-side stereo pairs in the Unity game engine.
Torque: modifications for stereoscopic projection and user tracking
Various stereoscopic data viewers (Of historical interest only)
Using QuickTime to Present Stereoscopic Movies.
Including an older OpenGL based stereoscopic movie player.
If toast always land butter side down, and cats always land on their feet, what
happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?
Virtual Immersion. Simulating Immersive Experiences in VR.
Virtual reality video contribution to
IEEE VR 2018: the 25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces
March 18-22, 2018, Reutlingen, Germany.
Capture of Omni-Directional Stereoscopic Panoramic Images.
Siggraph Asia. Hong Kong 2013.
Two posters at OzViz 2013. Melbourne, December 2013.
Augmented stereographic panoramas of the Vijayanagara, India. 2008.
Stereoscopic showreel at the Graphite 2004 Electronic Theatre
International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Australasia and Southeast Asia.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 15-18 June 2004.
Paul Bourke, Drew Whitehouse, Warik Lawrence, Peter Morse, Sarah Kenderdine.
The smallest digital stereoscopic projection system?
Projection test: stereoscopic fisheye and iDome
Filming in stereo, a practical case study.
Includes a small scale stereoscopic photography and filming, a prototype.
The low cost way to photograph/film stereo pairs and how to
manually creating stereo pairs from a photograph.
Stereoscopic dome projection.
Proceedings of the Computer Games & Allied Technology 09 (CGAT09),
Research Publishing Services, ISBN: 978-981-08-3165-3, pp 136-143.
Presented at Computer Games & Allied Technology 09, Singapore, May 12, 2009.
Creating and Viewing Anaglyphs.
Viewing red/blue or red/green stereo pairs including how to create them in realtime using OpenGL.
I used to think that the brain was the greatest organ in the human body,
then I realized,"Hey! Look what's telling me that!"
Brief evaluation as a stereoscopic projection solution. (Of historical interest only)
Reconstructing temple engravings from stereo pairs
Supercomputer simulation of Nano-Molecular Motors (2005).
Stereoscopic presentation. Alexe Bojovschi, Paul Bourke, Ming Liu, Richard Sadus, Music: Tu Cam Le.
Blue line, frame sequential stereo
To tell us that every species of thing is endowed with an occult specific
quality by which it acts and produces manifest effects, is to tell us
nothing. But to derive two or three general principles of motion from
phenomena, and afterwards to tell us how the properties and actions of all
corporeal things follow from these manifest principles would be a very
Papers, Presentations, Workshops
Geometry, Surfaces, Curves, Polyhedra
Fractals, Chaos, Self similarity
Domes, Planetariums, Fisheye, Spherical Mirror
Stereographics, 3D Projection
Panorama, 360 Video
Miscellaneous: Projection, Modelling, Rendering
Data Formats: 3D, Audio, Image
Fun, Puzzles, Travel
All pages in one place
Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye lens (the VR180 fallacy)
Calibration and 3D Reconstruction with a Photo-Realistic Simulator Based ...
Dome Projection and Calibration for Offaxis Fisheye Lenses
Adventures with the LookingGlass Portrait
Mathematics of the Meta logo
"Field rendering" of laser scan point clouds
Converting an equirectangular image to/from a perspective projection
Taking the Impossible Photograph
GoPro MAX 360 Action Cam movie layout/format
Experiments in Reverse Perspective
Tools for Spherical Mirror Projection
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