Soonhung Han and Byounghyun Yoo, Patent granted by United States Patent and Trademark Office, 6603475, 5 August 2003.
A method for generating a three-dimensional stereographic image on the basis of a two-dimensional planar image for one eye and depth information of the image stored in the Z-buffer. The first two-dimensional image for one eye of a viewer is created by rendering a three-dimensional model. Color information and depth information of the first two-dimensional image are stored in the frame buffer and the Z-buffer, respectively. The second two-dimensional image for the other eye of the viewer is created on the basis of the first two-dimensional image, the color information stored in the frame bufer, and the depth information stored in the Z-buffer. A stereographic image is generated on the basis of the first two-dimensional image and the second two-dimensional image.
Title: Method for generating stereographic image using Z-buffer
Patent number: 6,603,475
Filing date: 17 November 2000
Registration date: 5 August 2003
Inventors: Soonhung Han and Byounghyun Yoo
Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Primary Examiner: Mark Zimmerman
Secondary Examiner: Huedung X. Cao
Attorneys: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus PA
Application number: 9/715,919
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