Guide to 3D
After the success of the SynthLight launch seminar, we decided
to write a guide on producing and using stereoscopic visuals. This
is not part of the project and has not been part-funded by the
European Commission. It is equally not finished yet...
- Guide to 3D
- Stereoscopic image
- Stereoscopic video
- VRML world
- Conventional 2D images are presented as an alternative to interlaced
stereoscopic ones for those who don't have the hardware to display 3D images.
Most of the images are saved in JPEG format and can be displayed in all web browsers and image editors.
stereoscopic images are
created from two sets of pictures, taken from slightly different
perspectives. The information is encoded in interlaced format. To get the
3D effect, you will need special shutter goggles. By synchronising their
refresh rate with your CRT monitor, the brain is tricked into believing
that the object is real and threedimensional. The equipment can be obtained
from Eye3D by
Some of the videos are encoded as
This means a better quality and smaller
file sizes than other codecs. You might have to install the
image, QuickTime VR Displays a segment of a panoramic image,
reprojecting the image to have conventional perspective. By click-dragging
on the image, you can look around as though you were standing in the middle
of the scene. Panoramic images are delivered through the
PTViewer JAVA applet by
Helmut Dersch, so your
browser must be JAVA enabled.
- Virtual Reality Modelling
Language, VRML A specification for the design and implementation of a
platform-independent language for virtual reality scene description. To view
these images, you will need a VRML player such as OpenVRML or Cosmoplayer.
- HTML pages are what you look at in your web browser. The
HyperText Markup Language is specified by the World Wide Web Consortium,
and most modern browsers should support it follwing the W3C's guidelines.
We recommend the Mozilla web browser for its excellent support of HTML standards.
- The Stereoscope
JAVA applet by Andreas Petersik allow you to display
stereoscopic images in a large number of techniques, such as interlaced,
anaglyphs, page-flipping. For this to work, your browser must be