Abstract: The number of products capable of displaying stereoscopic (also known as 3D) images has been growing in recent years. The use of this technology has outgrown the silver screen and is now available in televisions, computers, tablets, and even cell phones. Due to its nature, content created for stereoscopic media requires attention in relation to some characteristics not present in the context of monoscopic media. With a focus on image creation, the objective of this research was to assess how different stereoscopic image generation methods can affect human perception. To achieve this a virtual environment was created and from it different videos were generated using various methods including converging cameras, parallel cameras, and depth image-based rendering (DIBR). These videos were shown to participants who assessed the picture quality, depth quality, and visual comfort of the media. It was found that there was very little difference between the perception of images generated by parallel and convergent cameras, while there was a substantial difference in terms of perception between these two types of image and DIBR images. Such results can significantly affect the choice of technology for stereoscopic image generation, influencing the production costs, the methods involved, and human and machine time consumption.
Originaly presented at the International Conference on 3d Imaging, december 2014.
This month I complete one year teaching at UFSC, in celebration of this I wanted to share the work of some of the students in one of my classes: 3d Animation I or EGR7249. This is the first contact of the students with the art of 3d animation in the course. Congratulations to all students for the effort and great work.
Recentemente fui convidado a fazer parte do corpo docente do curso de Design da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Estarei ministrando, fundamentalmente, disciplinas relacionadas aos módulos de animação 3D. É muito gratificante poder retornar à instituição onde me graduei nesta condição, e espero sinceramente poder contribuir para o desenvolvimento do curso.
Por falar nisso o curso evoluiu bastante desde a época em que eu tive aulas lá como graduando. No que se refere especificamente a animação 3d foram contratados outros dois professores com experiência prática e acadêmica na área, e os laboratórios contam com bons computadores, câmeras e equipamentos de captura de movimentos. Tudo isso é realmente empolgante!
Espero que, conforme surjam as oportunidades, eu possa compartilhar aqui e por outros meios o desenvolvimento de trabalhos dos alunos.
People close to me might be aware that, for the last year and a half, I have been atending to the masters program at the Design faculty of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil). I have also use that as an excuse to not perform many time consuming activities like freelance jobs, friend gatherings and others. Tomorrow this excuse will be over with.
At 9am. in the Drummond Auditiorium I’ll be presenting my masters’ dissertation entitled: The quality of the stereoscopic effect assessed in relation to different image creation methods. The session will be open to members of academy and society in general.
This last job I’ve participated in was of a very rare breed. Animaking was bold enough to mix a bunch of different techniques, namely live action, miniature models, stop motion, cg and post… phew. It all blends into a nice view of the Aircross automobile running through the atacama desert…
I was a small part of this great effort, running most particle sims. It was very nice to work with some old friends and meet a few more nice people.
Watch in HD, if you will…
In the uni lab where I work (DesignLab) the creation of av content through computer graphics is a daily routine. Therefore we occasionally have to discuss workflow, project, file and asset management In the companies I have previously worked, as well as in our lab, I’ve never used a complete computational solution to handle this tasks. Most of the times management of many production aspects happens through best practices and some minor computer programs that help ease repetitive tasks or lessen user error potential of other tasks. During my last vacations, out of curiosity, I decided to research what would be necessary to automate management of of digital productions in our lab. Firstly I sketched out some diagrams of how worked flow, most places I’ve worked. I also brought down to paper rules for naming, storage, and backup… rules I’ve learned ad hoc.