Journal of Computer Science

An "Expert System" For Stereoscopic 3D Visualization (with out the Application of Conventional Attachments to the Eyes) of Computer Acquired and Computer Generated Stereopairs

N. Sandya Rani and V. Vaithya Nathan

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2009.1048.1054

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 5, Issue 12

Pages 1048-1054

Abstract

Problem statement: Though stereoscopic 3D visualization technology has made considerable progress, it was always associated with eye attachments, like wearing color glasses, wearing Polaroid glasses, using timed shutters. Approach: This has considerably retarded the popularity of 3D visualization technology. Though there are discrete references in the literature for developing stereoscopic 3D visualization without application of glasses, these methods involve transferring the attachments to the monitor, direct viewing by straining the eyes, application of color variation. Results: They have not made considerable progress in this direction. An attempt is made in this study to use computer capabilities through generic algorithms to develop the stereoscopic 3D visualization without the application of glasses overcoming the above mentioned limitations. Conclusion/Recommendations: An attempt is made in this study to develop an "Expert System" using computer capabilities to give a satisfactory 3D/depth view of 2D images of 3D environments. Algorithms are developed to process both computer acquired and computer generated stereo pairs for 3D visualization.

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© 2009 N. Sandya Rani and V. Vaithya Nathan. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.