groeller-1996-ACE

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  • Publication Type: Technical Report
  • Workgroup(s)/Project(s): not specified
  • Date: March 1996
  • Number: TR-186-2-96-09
  • Keywords: Autostereograms

Abstract

One important branch in computer graphics is the research for representing three-dimensional objects. Many different techniques have been developed to convey to a user of a two-dimensional medium that he sees a three-dimensional scene. Apart from realistic image synthesis, e.g., ray tracing and radiostiy, there are techniques which try to generate a real three-dimensional impression for the viewer. In the last years a new technique to produce such pictures has gained popularity. The generated images are called autostereograms. An interesting feature with this technique is, that only single pictures have to be produced and that no additional equipment is needed to produce a three dimensional impression. Therefore autostereograms are also called 'single image stereograms' (SIS). This work gives an overview on the technique of autostereograms. After a short description of the algorithms to generate autostereograms a detailed classification is introduced. After that the perceptability of autostereograms and software related to the topic is discussed. Moreover, experiments with animated autostereograms will be presented. Finally some experiments concerning the usage and change of colors in autostereograms and the combination of two depth-scenes within one image will be discussed.

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@techreport{groeller-1996-ACE,
  title =      "Autostereograms - Classification and Experimental           
                    Investigations",
  author =     "Thomas Tonnhofer and Meister Eduard Gr\"{o}ller",
  year =       "1996",
  abstract =   "One important branch in computer graphics is the research
               for representing three-dimensional objects. Many different
               techniques have been developed to convey to a user of a
               two-dimensional medium that he sees a three-dimensional
               scene. Apart from realistic image synthesis, e.g., ray
               tracing and radiostiy, there are techniques which try to
               generate a real three-dimensional impression for the viewer.
               In the last years a new technique to produce such pictures
               has gained popularity. The generated images are called
               autostereograms. An interesting feature with this technique
               is, that only single pictures have to be produced and that
               no additional equipment is needed to produce a three
               dimensional impression. Therefore autostereograms are also
               called 'single image stereograms' (SIS). This work gives an
               overview on the technique of autostereograms. After a short
               description of the algorithms to generate autostereograms a
               detailed classification is introduced. After that the
               perceptability of autostereograms and software related to
               the topic is discussed. Moreover, experiments with animated
               autostereograms will be presented. Finally some experiments
               concerning the usage and change of colors in autostereograms
               and the combination of two depth-scenes within one image    
                           will be discussed.",
  month =      mar,
  number =     "TR-186-2-96-09",
  address =    "Favoritenstrasse 9-11/E193-02, A-1040 Vienna, Austria",
  institution = "Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna
               University of Technology ",
  note =       "human contact: technical-report@cg.tuwien.ac.at",
  keywords =   "Autostereograms",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/1996/groeller-1996-ACE/",
}