Saturday, October 30, 2010

Stereo 3D Panorama Samples for Zalman Trimon and other row interleaved 3D monitors

Here are 2 working prototypes of true, full color 3D panoramas for display on row interleaved 3D monitors.
Although Flash is a performance disaster (can't wait till it supports true HW acceleration) the outcome is nice enough to share it with the lucky ones that have the hardware prerequesites. Be sure to make it fullscreen for a correct depth experience:

Many thanks to Erik Leeman who adapted his original Flash preloader to output the required screen format!

How it works:
Row interleaved 3D monitors create the stereo effect by overlaying each row with a special polarized foliage. This method is passive, so you don't need a dedicated operating mode or monitor driver. All you have to do is to display the right image on every even and the left image on every odd line.
This is exactly what Erik Leeman's preloader does: The left and right panoramas are preloaded and overlayed with a mask to ensure that each line will display the matching image.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

High Resolution Panorama: Donaukanal - New "Twin City Liner" Station

The "Donaukanal" in Vienna is a former arm of the river Danube and has been regulated since the 16th century. Originally intended to act as a centrally located harbor and trans-shipment center for the fast-growing town, it has never served that function...(You can still find remainders of a dock some meters away from the "Schottenring" metro station - opposite to Otto Wagner's "Schuetzenhaus")
Until the 80's-90's of the last decade, the area was not very attractive. This changed during the last years, where lots of endeavors have been made to transform the channel to a recreational area. This included a new ship station for the "Twin City Liner", a catamaran connecting Vienna and Bratislava on the waterway. The station has been finished recently, so you can see a high resolution panorama of the building and its surroundings:

Click image to view panorama

Monday, October 4, 2010

Dachstein Gigapixel

I noticed that i haven't uploaded a high resolution panorama for a long time - so here is one. The panorama is one gigapixel and shows the south side of the Dachstein - one of the largest and highest massivs in Austria.

Click image to view panorama
No HDView version at the moment - i will make a link from the front page of as soon as i can remember how to make the viewer available from the same image source...