Stereoscopic space map – semi-immersive configuration of 3D-stereoscopic tours in multi-display environments

Bjorn Sommer, Andreas Hamacher, Owen Kaluza, Tobias Czauderna, Matthias Klapperstueck, Niklas Biere, Marco Civico, Bruce Thomas, David G. Barnes, Falk Schreiber

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Although large-scale stereoscopic 3D environments like CAVEs are a favorable location for group presentations, the perspective projection and stereoscopic optimization usually follows a navigator-centric approach. Therefore, these presentations are usually accompanied by strong side-effects, such as motion sickness which is often caused by a disturbed stereoscopic vision. The reason is that the stereoscopic visualization is usually optimized for the only head-tracked person in the CAVE – the navigator – ignoring the needs of the real target group – the audience.
To overcome this misconception, this work proposes an alternative to the head tracking-based stereoscopic effect optimization. By using an interactive virtual overview map in 3D, the pre-tour and on-tour configuration of the stereoscopic effect is provided, partly utilizing our previously published interactive projection plane approach. This Stereoscopic Space Map is visualized by the zSpace 200®, whereas the virtual world is shown on a panoramic 330° CAVE2TM
A pilot expert study with eight participants was conducted using pre-configured tours through 3D models. The comparison of the manual and automatic stereoscopic adjustment showed that the proposed approach is an appropriate alternative to the nowadays commonly used head tracking-based stereoscopic adjustment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStereoscopic Displays and Applications XXVII (SD&A 2016)
Subtitle of host publication15–17 February 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA, part of IS&T's International Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology [Proceedings]
Place of PublicationSpringfield, VA
PublisherSociety for Imaging Science and Technology
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2016
EventStereoscopic Displays and Applications (Conference) 2016 - Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, San Francisco, United States of America
Duration: 15 Feb 201617 Feb 2016
Conference number: 27th


ConferenceStereoscopic Displays and Applications (Conference) 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Francisco
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