Abstract

We utilized a high-frame-rate projector, a rotating mirror, and a cylindrical selective-diffusing screen to present a novel three-dimensional (3D) omnidirectional-view display system without the need for any special viewing aids. The display principle and image size are analyzed, and the common display zone is proposed. The viewing zone for one observation place is also studied. The experimental results verify this method, and a vivid color 3D scene with occlusion and smooth parallax is also demonstrated with the system.

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2009 (1)

X. Xie, “The investigation of data voxelization for a three-dimensional volumetric display system,” J. Opt. A Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 045707 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

2006 (2)

R. Otsuka, “Transpost: all-around display system for 3D solid image,” IEEE Trans. Visual. Comput. Graphics 12, 178–185(2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Takaki and T. Dairiki, “72-Directional display having VGA resolution for high-appearance image generation,” Proc. SPIE 6055, 60550X (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

G. E. Favalora, “Volumetric 3D displays and application infrastructure,” Computer 38, 37–44 (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. A. Dodgson, “Autostereoscopic 3D displays,” Computer 38, 31–36 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

G. E. Favalora, “100 Million-voxel volumetric display,” Proc. SPIE 4712, 300–312 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Cossairt, O. S.

Dairiki, T.

Y. Takaki and T. Dairiki, “72-Directional display having VGA resolution for high-appearance image generation,” Proc. SPIE 6055, 60550X (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dodgson, N. A.

N. A. Dodgson, “Autostereoscopic 3D displays,” Computer 38, 31–36 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Favalora, G. E.

G. E. Favalora, “Volumetric 3D displays and application infrastructure,” Computer 38, 37–44 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. E. Favalora, “100 Million-voxel volumetric display,” Proc. SPIE 4712, 300–312 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Fujiib, T.

T. Yendo, T. Fujiib, M. Tanimotoa, and M. P. Tehrani, “The Seelinder: cylindrical 3D display viewable from 360 degrees,” J. Vis. Commun. Image Represent. 21, 586–594 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Jones, A.

A. Jones, “An interactive 360° light field display,” presented at ACM SIGGRAPH 2007 Emerging Technologies, San Diego, California, 5–9 August 2007.

Otsuka, R.

R. Otsuka, “Transpost: all-around display system for 3D solid image,” IEEE Trans. Visual. Comput. Graphics 12, 178–185(2006).
[CrossRef]

Takaki, Y.

Y. Takaki and T. Dairiki, “72-Directional display having VGA resolution for high-appearance image generation,” Proc. SPIE 6055, 60550X (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tanimotoa, M.

T. Yendo, T. Fujiib, M. Tanimotoa, and M. P. Tehrani, “The Seelinder: cylindrical 3D display viewable from 360 degrees,” J. Vis. Commun. Image Represent. 21, 586–594 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Tehrani, M. P.

T. Yendo, T. Fujiib, M. Tanimotoa, and M. P. Tehrani, “The Seelinder: cylindrical 3D display viewable from 360 degrees,” J. Vis. Commun. Image Represent. 21, 586–594 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Xie, X.

X. Xie, “The investigation of data voxelization for a three-dimensional volumetric display system,” J. Opt. A Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 045707 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yendo, T.

T. Yendo, T. Fujiib, M. Tanimotoa, and M. P. Tehrani, “The Seelinder: cylindrical 3D display viewable from 360 degrees,” J. Vis. Commun. Image Represent. 21, 586–594 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Computer (2)

N. A. Dodgson, “Autostereoscopic 3D displays,” Computer 38, 31–36 (2005).
[CrossRef]

G. E. Favalora, “Volumetric 3D displays and application infrastructure,” Computer 38, 37–44 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Visual. Comput. Graphics (1)

R. Otsuka, “Transpost: all-around display system for 3D solid image,” IEEE Trans. Visual. Comput. Graphics 12, 178–185(2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

X. Xie, “The investigation of data voxelization for a three-dimensional volumetric display system,” J. Opt. A Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 045707 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (2)

G. E. Favalora, “100 Million-voxel volumetric display,” Proc. SPIE 4712, 300–312 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Y. Takaki and T. Dairiki, “72-Directional display having VGA resolution for high-appearance image generation,” Proc. SPIE 6055, 60550X (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

T. Yendo, T. Fujiib, M. Tanimotoa, and M. P. Tehrani, “The Seelinder: cylindrical 3D display viewable from 360 degrees,” J. Vis. Commun. Image Represent. 21, 586–594 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Jones, “An interactive 360° light field display,” presented at ACM SIGGRAPH 2007 Emerging Technologies, San Diego, California, 5–9 August 2007.

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

System configuration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Angular diffusing distribution of the selective-diffusing screen.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Schematic of the display principle.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Image analysis for one viewpoint.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Image analysis for binoculars.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Designed cube model with a symbol of “Zhejiang University.”

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Photos of the reconstructed cube taken from different directions at a distance of about 1000 mm .

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Fig. 8

Photos of the reconstructed 3D scene taken from different directions at a distance of about 1000 mm . (a)–(e) Clockwise from right to left.

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γ = arcsin ( h R sin θ ) ,
φ = θ + arcsin ( h R sin θ ) ,
α = arcsin ( h D sin θ ) ,
β = arcsin ( h R sin θ ) arcsin ( h D sin θ ) ,
φ = θ + arcsin ( h D sin θ ) .
R c = h sin θ .
arcsin ( h d sin θ ) = p e 2 D + arcsin ( h D sin θ ) ( when d > R c = h sin θ ) .

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