1 September 1990 Parallel-axes graphics using Lincoln's log method as an alternative to binocular parallax graphics
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Binocular parallax graphics and parallel axes graphics are described and contrasted. With appropriate hardware, binocular parallax graphics can make effective, realistic three-dimensional images. Parallel axes graphics uses simpler hardware to render its images, which, though not life-like, present data without loss of information even in more than three dimensions. Binocular parallax graphics is superior for real-world objects; parallel axes graphics is superior for presenting information with more than three simultaneous variables. Binocular parallax graphics benefits from but often requires a substantial repertoire of cues and scan conversion techniques; parallel axes graphics uses fewer cues and maps naturally to the display surface. Binocular parallax graphics offers the advantages and pitfalls of familiarity; parallel axes graphics, in its developmental stage, precludes both.
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Donald B. Curtis, Donald B. Curtis, Robert P. Burton, Robert P. Burton, } "Parallel-axes graphics using Lincoln's log method as an alternative to binocular parallax graphics", Proc. SPIE 1256, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19903; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19903


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