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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 4 — Feb. 12, 2001
  • pp: 255–262

3-D computer graphics based on integral photography

T. Naemura, T. Yoshida, and H. Harashima  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 4, pp. 255-262 (2001)

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Integral photography (IP), which is one of the ideal 3-D photographic technologies, can be regarded as a method of capturing and displaying light rays passing through a plane. The NHK Science and Technical Research Laboratories have developed a real-time IP system using an HDTV camera and an optical fiber array. In this paper, the authors propose a method of synthesizing arbitrary views from IP images captured by the HDTV camera. This is a kind of image-based rendering system, founded on the 4-D data space representation of light rays. Experimental results show the potential to improve the quality of images rendered by computer graphics techniques.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: December 22, 2000
Published: February 12, 2001

Takeshi Naemura, T. Yoshida, and H. Harashima, "3-D computer graphics based on integral photography," Opt. Express 8, 255-262 (2001)

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