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Meet the Kinect: An Introduction to Programming Natural User Interfaces by Phoenix Perry, Jonathan C. Hall, Sean Kean

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C H A P T E R  9

Volumetric Display Techniques

In this chapter, you will become familiar with the various techniques for the volumetric display of visual imagery. Unlike a traditional 2D screen, or even the newest glasses-based stereoscopic 3D TVs and movie theatre experiences, volumetric technologies providethe viewer with a feeling of “holographic” imagery with varying degrees of motion parallax based on the technique used to recreate a display in natural 3D space. Motion parallax describes the ability to perceive depth based on the movement of the observer relative to multiple stationary objects against a background. Believe it or not, many people cannot actually perceive the 3D effect from stereo glasses because their brains lack full stereovision ...

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