08 September 2010

Learn about autostereoscopic 3-D displays

Hello -

If 3-D displays are up your alley - particularly "3-D without glasses" - then you might be interested in these three short mini-courses at YouTube that I recorded. This is the entirety of what I mentioned in a previous g-fav blog post. It's done!

This is an introduction to autostereoscopic 3-D displays (autostereoscopy).

I don't think my presentation is as careful or complete as to deserve a "syllabus," so here is a list of topics covered. Note: YouTube restricts movie-clips to 10 minutes, so each class has a few segments:

  1. The fundamentals of "seeing in 3-D," including monoscopic and stereoscopic depth cues. Regarding advertisements for 3-D displays, how can you build some intuition to judge the reality of their claims? How much electro-optical bandwidth is required for 3-D?
  2. Definitions of autostereoscopic. Broad overview of several autostereo displays: parallax barrier (e.g. the Nintendo 3DS), lenticular, volumetric, electro-holographic, integral photography.
  3. Light field displays, with an emphasis on a few prototype displays built at Actuality Systems - such as a 198-view, XGA-resolution autostereoscopic display.
The presentations employ materials from a variety of top 3D display researchers around the world, who I do my best to cite.

Enjoy! Share with your science friends!

One last note: Since these were produced at Optics for Hire, each class has a couple of slides about the company at the very beginning. Other than that it's all engineering.


ps Have you considered attending the primary technical conference for 3-D displays? SPIE-IS&T Stereoscopic Displays & Applications: www.stereoscopic.org