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Generation of Animated Stereo Panoramic Images for Image-Based Virtual Reality Systems

  • Fay Huang
  • Chih-Kai Chang
  • Zi-Xuan Lin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8333)

Abstract

Panoramic image-based representation of real world environments has received much attention in virtual/augmented reality applications due to advantages such as shorter generation times, faster rendering speeds, higher photorealism, and less storage needed when compared to the 3D modeling approaches. In this paper, a novel approach is proposed for generating animated stereo panoramic images based on a single video sequence captured by a panning camera. The techniques involved include generating seamless stereo video textures, inpainting the unsatisfactory regions, and embedding video textures into stereo panoramic images. A player is also developed to provide user stereo visualization and real-time navigation of the image-based virtual environment that are featured with seamlessly-looping animated scenes. The quality of the generated animated stereo panoramic image is satisfactory for virtual reality applications and the computation time is acceptable for practical use.

Keywords

Image-based virtual reality stereo panoramic imaging video inpainting video textures 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fay Huang
    • 1
  • Chih-Kai Chang
    • 1
  • Zi-Xuan Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Ilan UniversityYi-LanTaiwan, R.O.C.

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