Holographic and Action Capture Techniques
|An interactive virtual reality system based on computer-vision-assisted, real-time human action capturing: a 3D scene composer that provides a combination of live-captured humans and CG objects visualized on a holographic 3D display to achieve a very realistic, unconstrained 3D experience for multiple users.|
Enhanced LifeThe combination of 3D displays and 3D capturing devices will find novel applications in many fields, such as: entertainment (live plays, game development, amusement parks), media arts, cultural heritage and education (for example, museum exhibits), biomechanics, advertising, training and simulation, scientific visualization, CAD-CAM, gaming, communications (tele-presence, 3D TV), military and security applications, and any system that requires high-quality interactive or live 3D representation. Nearly full immersion in virtual reality will significantly enhance human creativity.
GoalsTo show a working example of a system with real-time captured data of human actors complete with the geometry, texturing, and dynamics of the body, insert the acquired 3D data stream into a high-quality 3D scenario, and present the resulting scene to the naked eye in true 3D or on a large-scale holographic display. Using their body parts, humans represented by the captured data interact naturally and comfortably with presented virtual objects.
InnovationsThis is the first practical demonstration of a system capable of computing and displaying the 3D geometry, texture, and dynamics of a complex object model in real time and creating accurate, interactive, three-dimensional, animated (up to 25 fps) images in true 3D with full, observer-independent, continuous parallax within a large workspace.
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