NICT, Universal Communication Research Institute
fVisiOn: Glasses-free Tabletop 3D Display
for Omnidirectional Viewing by Multiple Viewers
fVisiOn's live demonstration will be shown in Bains-numeriues 2016, France (Added May 19, 2016)
fVisiOn: Interactive Virtual Characters Dancing on Novel Glasses-free Tabletop 3D Display
The Digital Factory, Technomagie Japonaise
June 2nd from 11 a.m till 7 p.m / June 3rd from 11 a.m till 10 p.m
Pergola Nova, Escale Affaires, 87 Rue du Général de Gaulle, 95880 Enghien-les-Bains, France
- fVisiOn was reborn. (Added Nov. 11, 2015)
- The latest prototype was presented at ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2015, Emerging Technologies and recieved Best Demo Award as voted by Committee.
- SA 2015 E-Tech paper was published: fVisiOn: interactive glasses-free tabletop 3D images floated by conical screen and modular projector arrays
- Two video contents were uploaded.
Glasses-free Tabletop 3D Display "fVisiOn", 2015 version (テーブル型メガネなし3Dディスプレイ“fVisiOn” 2015年新生バージョン)
This video explains new improved features of fVisiOn 2015 ver. with English subtitles. Image quality is brighter and less noisy. Resolution is 16 times better than 1st prototype. Whole of the system is enclosed in a 90-cm-diameter round table. Contents can be created by Unity.
Glasses-free Tabletop 3D Display "fVisiOn" for SIGGRAPH ASIA 2015 E-Tech Demo Version
The latest system is interactive. You can create and enjoy any contents on fVisiOn. We demonstrated a card-battle-like content at SA 2015 E-Tech.
- Glasses-free Tabletop 3D Display "fVisiOn", 2015 version (テーブル型メガネなし3Dディスプレイ“fVisiOn” 2015年新生バージョン) (YouTube)
- Article: How to Generate Floating 3D Images on a Flat Tabletop Surface [PDF], pp.5-6, NICT News, March 2011 (Add June 23, 2011)
- fVisiOn: Dancing Hatsune Miku on the Glasses-free Tabletop 3-D Display (June 23, 2011)
This movie demonstrates latest results of our novel glasses-free tabletop 3-D display, named fVisiOn, by introducing a virtual concert of "Hatsune Miku" known as the virtual diva in Japan.
The following is the official video. Please cite this instead of unofficial videos (June 23, 2011.)
The link has been switched to the English subtitle version (June 29, 2011.)
The original Japanese version is here.
fVisiOn is a novel glasses-free tabletop 3D display. The developed novel technique canfloat standing 3D image on a blankflat tabletop surface, and allow multiple viewers to observe the 3Dfrom omnidirection of 360° in seated condition. It is designed to be a friendly interface for multiple users for varied tabletop tasks by featuring our glasses-free method and observation style.
For generation of the 3D images, fVisiOn employs a newly developed special optical device as a screen and a series of micro projectors arranged circularly. The combination of those devices reproduces a light field in a certain volume on the table. The light field represents a bunch of directional rays radiated from surfaces of objects which are assumed to be on the table. The light field of our method is optimized for observing in seated condition. In other words, the fVisiOn’s viewing area occupies an oblique position above the table. Additionally, our entire 3D imaging mechanism is installed underneath the table. It keeps the tabletop area clear and does not disturb collaborative work and natural communications. For example, fVisiOn can display virtual 3D images beside printed documents and physical mock-ups.
The developed system is a prototype to validate a 3D generation principle we proposed. It employs a conical-shaped optical device and over 100 projectors, and covers the viewing area of approximately 130° around the table, though it is 1/3 of ideal implementation. This primal prototype can float the 3D images of a height of approximately 5 cm on the tabletop surface like a centerpiece in the center of the table.
- fVisiOn 1st-prototype videos (since 2010)
- NICT Press Release 2010.7.1
Glasses-Free Tabletop 3D Display for omnidirectional viewing by multiple viewers has been successfully developed.
- NICT Table-Top 3D Display for Multiple Users
DigInfo TV, Digitized Information, Inc., 22 July 2010
第14回日本バーチャルリアリティ学会大会論文集, 3A4-4, 2009.9.11.
映像情報メディア学会技術報告, Vol.33, No.42, 3DIT2009-72, pp.33-36, 2009.10.21.
Prototyping of Glasses-free Table-style 3D Display for Tabletop Tasks
Shunsuke Yoshida, Sumio Yano, Hiroshi Ando
SID 2010, pp.211-214, 2010.5.
日本バーチャルリアリティ学会論文誌, Vol.15, No.2, pp.121-124, 2010.6.30.
Glasses-free Tabletop 3D Display Using Light Field Reproduction for Omnidirectional Viewing
吉田俊介, 矢野澄男, 安藤広志
3次元画像コンファレンス2010, pp.51-54, 2010.7.
Implementation of a Table-style 3-D Display Based on Light Field Reproduction
Shunsuke Yoshida, Sumio Yano, Hiroshi Ando
ACM SIGGRAPH 2010, Poster 45B, 2010.7.
Analysis of Resolution Limitation of a Glasses-free Tabletop 3D Display
Daniel Moldovan, Shunsuke Yoshida, Masahiro Kawakita, Hiroshi Ando
Proc. SPIE 7863, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXII, 78632C, 2011.
fVisiOn: Glasses-free Tabletop 3-D Display - Its Design Concept and Prototype
2011 Digital Holography (DH) and Three Dimensional (3-D) Imaging Meeting, Tokyo, 9-11 May, 2011. (Invited Talk)
Light-Field Generation by Several Screen Types for Glasses-Free Tabletop 3D Display
Shunsuke Yoshida, Masahiro Kawakita, Hiroshi Ando
3DTV-Conference 2011, 49, 16-18 May, 2011.
fVisiOn: Development of Glasses-free Tabletop 3-D Display\\Observed from Surrounding Viewpoints of 360° - Floating 3-D Images on a Flat Tabletop Surface -
fVisiOn: Design Concept and Implementation of Glasses-Free Tabletop 3-D Display
The 18th International Display Workshops, 3D4-1, Nagoya, 2011.12.8. (Invited Talk)
Parameterization of Sharable Display Area to Reproduce Appropriate Glasses-free Tabletop 3-D Images
IEEE Virtual Reality 2012, pp.131-132, 4-8 March, 2012.
fVisiOn: glasses-free tabletop 3D display to provide virtual 3D media naturally alongside real media
Proc. SPIE 8384, Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2012, 838411 (1-9), Apr. 25, 2012; doi:10.1117/12.920542 (Invited)
Parameterized Light Field for Reproducing Imaginary and Real Objects on Glasses-free Tabletop 3D Display
The 4th International conference on 3D Systems and Applications, 3DSA 2012, 387-390, June 27 2012.
fVisiOn: Floating Glasses-free 3D Images on a Flat Tabletop Surface
The 12th International Meeting on Information Display, IMID 2012, 447-448, Aug 31 2012. (Invited)