Why stereo visualisation?
It is the way your brain expects
to see things, with a left eye view and a right eye view, and from
the minor differences that around 60mm of eye separation creates
in these two views, the brain is able to calculate depth and therefore
able to construct and understand the real world we experience every
day. It is the difference between looking at a flat photograph
or illustration of an object and reaching out and touching the
who uses stereo visualisation?
Until very recently, the cost of
around £3m for an immersive visualisation system limited this
technology to major international companies and some University
research departments. Early adopters were the Oil & Gas industries,
(Shell, BP, Texaco) quickly followed by all the car (BMW, Mercedes,
General Motors) and airplane manufacturers and for just one reason,
use of high performance, real time, stereoscopic visualisation
shows a real return on investment. It saves money. Whether, it
is reducing the need for physical prototypes, giving a clearer
understanding of complex data, enabling and encouraging a collaborative
working environment, reducing time to market, improving decision
making, the result is the same, faster time to insight, better
products and reduced costs. In recent months the advances in "consumer"
graphics cards, CPU performance and projection and display technologies,
have brought the cost of creating a high performance stereo visualisation
environment within reach of small businesses, University departments,
hospitals and schools. In fact, for most users requirements, a
standard Mac G5, Linux or even Windows computer can outperform
the £3m system of only a year or so ago.
who can benefit from stereo?
If you work with, or need to
explain, 3d content or complex data then stereo is essential. Stereo
provides all the depth information that the brain requires to understand
the scene, allowing it to concentrate on understanding the problem,
rather than image processing. So everyone can benefit. You just
need to see it, to believe it!
With affordable real time, stereoscopic
visualisation now being a reality, why is it not more widely adopted? The answer
is simple, hardware is only one part of the equation, traditionally these systems
have been run by experienced computer programmers and without these skills
it has been either impossible or very expensive to create your own content.
Not any more!
Gee-Viz Present3D is a real breakthrough in
power, flexibility and ease of use for a stereo visualisation authoring tool.
Completely cross platform, the same presentation can go from laptop, to desktop,
to multipipe stereo visualisation environment independent of the OS and hardware
used and, most importantly, any one can use it! No programming skills required!
And it gets better, Present3D allows the creation of seamless presentations
that combine, text, bulleted text, backgrounds, images, stereo images, movies,
stereo movies, point cloud models, polygonal models (over thirty formats currently
supported including massive terrain and vizsim .flt models) and animation paths,
all in a real time, fully interactive environment....drop in a model, turn
it, zoom in and explore a detail, fly through and around it..... but why stop
at just one model, Present3D uses the familiar slideshow format of applications
like Powerpoint, so not only can a single slide combine all of these elements,
including multiple models, but you can have as many slides as you require.
Go from a text and movie introduction, to a fly through of a virtual town,
to a full colour laser scan....what ever is required to explain your research,
product, topic or design. By using animation paths and the autorun facility
you can also build fully interactive stereo kiosks, for medical information,
science centres, museums and heritage applications, now the limit is your imagination.
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