This paper proposed a novel method of panoramic view rendering for real-time interactive applications trying to present a real-world-like environment. This approach is similar to `QuickTime VR' of Apple Computer in functions. Our approach is different from it in that our scene can be rendered using either a cylinder-like prism or a sphere-like polyhedral environment map generated from photo-realistic images. Our system also includes an image-based object viewer for interactively observing a real-world object from arbitrary view point. In addition to MS-Windows 95 version, we also have a Win32 plug-in module for the Netscape Navigator. Although some precision in alignment is lost, the high complexity, high quality and high frame rate performance on a Pentium PC without any hardware support makes this approach attractive in low cost systems.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Digest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering