Perspective Projection

  • David Salomon (emeritus)
Part of the Texts in Computer Science book series (TCS)


The term perspective refers to several techniques that create the illusion of depth (three dimensions) on a two-dimensional surface. Linear perspective is one of these methods. It can be defined as a method for correctly placing objects in a painting or a drawing so they appear closer to the observer or farther away from him. The keyword in this definition is correctly. It implies that a flat picture in linear perspective creates in the viewer’s brain the same sensation as the original three-dimensional scene. The main tool employed by linear perspective is vanishing points.


Projection Plane Stereo Image Stereo Pair Standard Position Perspective Projection 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCalifornia State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

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