Synthesizing 3-D Images with Voxels

  • Min-Chul Park
  • Sang Ju Park
  • Vladmir V. Saveljev
  • Shin Hwan Kim


3-D images provide viewers with more accurate and realistic information than 2-D images. They also bring immersive feeling to the viewers with depth sense, on the other hand, often causing dizziness and serious eye fatigue. The main demands of 3-D images occur in the movies, broadcasting, medical applications, advertisement, telepresence, education and entertainment, and so on.

Generally 3-D images adopt “voxel” representation, which is analogous to the concept of “pixel” in 2-D images. The voxels, basic elements of 3-D images, are used to describe virtual points. Any desired 3-D image can be displayed by synthesizing it with voxels of pre-defined coordinate values because 3-D images are formed by voxels. Voxels can be visible if a group of pixels in the display panel, which is responsible for making each voxel visible at the viewing zone, is defined because voxels are virtual points in a pre-defined space. The viewing zone is a spatial location where viewers can see...


Image Space View Image Optical Structure Point Light Source Virtual Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Min-Chul Park
    • 1
  • Sang Ju Park
  • Vladmir V. Saveljev
  • Shin Hwan Kim
  1. 1.Intelligent System Research DivisionKorea Institute of Science and TechnologySouth Korea

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