Title: Virtual Reality Capabilities of Graphics Engines
Authors: Peek, Edward
Wünsche, Burkhard
Lutteroth, Christof
Citation: WSCG 2013: Communication Papers Proceedings: 21st International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision in co-operation with EUROGRAPHICS Association, p. 39-48.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Václav Skala - UNION Agency
Document type: conferenceObject
konferenční příspěvek
URI: http://wscg.zcu.cz/WSCG2013/!_2013-WSCG-Communications-proceedings.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/11025/10645
ISBN: 978-80-86943-75-6
Keywords: virtuální realita;grafický engine;stereoskopie
Keywords in different language: virtual reality;graphic engine;stereoscopy
Abstract: Desktop virtual reality has traditionally been the dominant display technology for consumer-level 3D computer graphics. Recently more sophisticated technologies such as stereoscopy and head-mounted displays have become more widely available. However, most 3D software is still only designed to support desktop VR, and must be modified to both technically support these displays and also to follow the best practises for their use. In this paper we evaluate modern 3D game/graphics engines and identify the degree to which they accommodate output to different types of affordable VR displays. We show that stereoscopy is widely supported, either natively or through existing adaptions. Other VR technologies such as head-mounted displays, head-coupled perspective (and consequentially fish-tank VR) are rarely natively supported. However, we identify and describe some methods, such as re-engineering, by which support for these display technologies can be added.
Rights: © Václav Skala - UNION Agency
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