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fVisiOn: Glasses-free Tabletop 3D Display

for Omnidirectional Viewing by Multiple Viewers


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Floating virtual 3D objects appearing on a flat tabletop surface

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.

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Papers

  1. テーブルトップ作業に適した裸眼立体ディスプレイの基礎検討
    吉田俊介,矢野澄男,安藤広志
    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.
  2. テーブルトップ作業を目的とした裸眼立体ディスプレイの試作
    吉田俊介,矢野澄男,安藤広志
    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.
  3. Prototyping of Glasses-free Table-style 3D Display for Tabletop Tasks
    Shunsuke Yoshida, Sumio Yano, Hiroshi Ando
    SID 2010, pp.211-214, 2010.5.
  4. 全周囲より観察可能なテーブル型裸眼立体ディスプレイ-表示原理と初期実装に関する検討-
    吉田俊介,矢野澄男,安藤広志
    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.
  5. 周囲から観察可能な光線野再生型テーブル様裸眼立体ディスプレイ
    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.
  6. 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.
  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.
  8. fVisiOn: Glasses-free Tabletop 3-D Display - Its Design Concept and Prototype
    Shunsuke Yoshida
    2011 Digital Holography (DH) and Three Dimensional (3-D) Imaging Meeting, Tokyo, 9-11 May, 2011. (Invited Talk)
  9. 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.
  10. fVisiOn:全周から観察可能なテーブル型裸眼立体ディスプレイの開発:何もない平らなテーブルトップに浮かぶ立体映像
    fVisiOn: Development of Glasses-free Tabletop 3-D Display\\Observed from Surrounding Viewpoints of 360° - Floating 3-D Images on a Flat Tabletop Surface -
    吉田俊介
    三次元映像のフォーラム,第97回研究会,pp.13-16, 2011.9.6.
  11. fVisiOn: Design Concept and Implementation of Glasses-Free Tabletop 3-D Display
    Shunsuke Yoshida
    The 18th International Display Workshops, 3D4-1, Nagoya, 2011.12.8. (Invited Talk)
  12. Parameterization of Sharable Display Area to Reproduce Appropriate Glasses-free Tabletop 3-D Images
    Shunsuke Yoshida
    IEEE Virtual Reality 2012, pp.131-132, 4-8 March, 2012.
  13. fVisiOn: glasses-free tabletop 3D display to provide virtual 3D media naturally alongside real media
    Shunsuke Yoshida
    Proc. SPIE 8384, Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2012, 838411 (1-9), Apr. 25, 2012; doi:10.1117/12.920542 (Invited)
  14. Parameterized Light Field for Reproducing Imaginary and Real Objects on Glasses-free Tabletop 3D Display
    Shunsuke Yoshida
    The 4th International conference on 3D Systems and Applications, 3DSA 2012, 387-390, June 27 2012.
  15. fVisiOn: Floating Glasses-free 3D Images on a Flat Tabletop Surface
    Shunsuke Yoshida
    The 12th International Meeting on Information Display, IMID 2012, 447-448, Aug 31 2012. (Invited)

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