A 3-D Display System Using Motion Parallax



Motion parallax was described as a cue to depth over 300 years ago. Despite this long history, little research has been addressed to it in comparison to binocular parallax. In recent years experimental interest in motion parallax has increased, following the re-discovery of the idea of yoking stimulus motion to head movement. Exploiting what is now known about observer-produced parallax, we propose a novel display system in which 3-D perception results from synchronizing the movement of stimuli on a 2-D screen to observers’ side-to-side head movements, or back and forth head rotations. After briefly reviewing the relevant literature, this chapter suggests how one might go about creating such a display system.


Head Movement Depth Perception Display System Motion Parallax Apparent Depth 
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Writing of this chapter was supported by a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. We wish to thank Esther González, Linda Lillakas, Al Mapp, and Daniel Randles for their helpful comments on earlier versions of this chapter, and Linda Lillakas, for preparing the figures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Vision Research and Department of PsychologyYork UniversityToronto(Canada)

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