michael naimark

Dimensionalization Studies

Dimensionalization Studies began as an informal collaboration between computer vision researchers and those of us building the stereoscopic camera rig for the See Banff Kinetoscope project, at Interval Research in 1993. The computer vision researchers helped with the specifications for the camera, which resulted in usable footage for their work as well as for ours. The studies here are based on deriving depth information from stereoscopic pairs of images, then turning the 2D pixels into 3D "points in space." These are like 3D computer models in that arbitrary viewpoints can be displayed (often revealing "occlusions," or areas of missing data). They are unlike 3D computer models in that they are non-semantic: the computer has no knowledge of scene's contents. This Interval project, codenamed "Dimensia (with an 's')", was an precursor to later work in point clouds and light fields.

See Also

"Field Recording Techniques for Virtual Reality Applications"

"Art ("and" or ‘versus’) Technology: Some Personal Observations"


Project Coordinator: Michael Naimark

Principal Collaborators, Interval Research Staff:
Harlan Baker and John Woodfill

Principal Collaborators, Interval Research Interns:
Paul Debevec and Leo Villareal, 1994
Karrie Karahalios and Christoph Dohrmann, 1996
Romy Achituv and Matt Antone, 1997