Stereo Imaging

CS 481 Lecture, Dr. Lawlor

The human visual system perceives 3D shape from a variety of sources:

Stereo Disparity

Your two eyes see the world slightly differently.  Your brain estimates depth from these differences.  To simulate this effect, you first need to render the world from the point of view of each eye.  This is easy.  You then need to feed each eye-image into the user's eyes independently.  That's the hard part, but there are lots of interesting ways to do it: