Accession Number:

ADA459175

Title:

Leveraging Hollywood Set Design Techniques to Enhance Ad Hoc Immersive Display Systems

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY CA INST FOR CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Over the past four years, the FlatWorld project 1 at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies has exploited ad hoc immersive display techniques to prototype virtual reality education and training applications. While our approach is related to traditional immersive projection systems such as the CAVE 2, our work draws extensively upon techniques widely used in Hollywood sets and theme parks. Our first display system, initially prototyped in 2001, enables wide area virtual environments in which participants can maneuver through simulated rooms, buildings, or streets. In 2004, we expanded our work by experimenting with transparent projection screens. To date, we have used this display technique for presenting life size interactive characters with a pseudo-holographic appearance.

Subject Categories:

  • Recording and Playback Devices
  • Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE