Image-based 3D telecopier: A system for sharing a 3D object by multiple groups of people at remote locations

Yoshifumi Kitamura, Tetsuya Kikukawa, Satoshi Mieda, Yotaka Kunita, Megumi Isogai, Hideaki Kimata

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Abstract

We propose a system that allows multiple groups of users at remote locations to naturally share a 3D image of real objects. All users can interactively observe a 3D stereoscopic image without distortion from their own viewpoints. The system basically consists of a combination of subsystems: imaging and display. The imaging subsystem generates images of the real object observed from arbitrary viewpoints based on image-based rendering technique implemented on GPU. The display system generates a 3D virtual image of the real object to be interactively observed by multiple people around the tabletop display. People at one place just put the real object on their imaging system to capture a set of its images from sparse viewpoints around it; other groups of multiple persons at remote places connected by networks observe its virtual image from arbitrary viewpoints, as if there is a copy of the real object, on their display systems. This paper describes details of the system configurations and algorithms. Then discussions are made based on experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - VRST 2010
Subtitle of host publicationACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
Pages51-54
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event17th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2010 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2010 Nov 222010 Nov 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST

Other

Other17th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2010
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period10/11/2210/11/24

Keywords

  • 3D interactions
  • Collaborations
  • Image-based rendering
  • Stereoscopic display
  • Telecommunications
  • Telepresence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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