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Real Time Projection Keystoning Based on Location of Viewer

Discussion in 'Multimedia, Projection, and Show Control' started by danbrookwell, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. danbrookwell

    danbrookwell Member

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    Hello,

    I'm trying to find a way to correct the perspective of a projection which shows a room looking through the vantage point of a window. The viewers will be appx. 20' away from the screen and will be moving left to right. I would like to have the image account for the perspective change as they move left to right. Is there a method to capture the location of the viewers through a camera and drive a skew on the x axis based on their position in the room?
     
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    Ric Active Member

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    I think this was done in the most recent version of Mission Impossible ( the movie series).
    There they used an eye tracking system, which is good only for a single viewer.
    As everyone will be in a different position their perspective will change.

    In reality I don't think this has actually reached actual tech yet, or not at a achievable price point.
     
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    Couldn't you do this with a curved screen and a panoramic shot of the image?
     
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    I agree with @Amiers. This would be the best method for all possible viewers. This is the basic principle of the eyes that follow you in paintings/sculptures.
     
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    If you really want a tracking thing for some art installation. I would investigate XBox one connect. I have no useful info but I am sure there are people playing with them doing this type of capture. Then you could use a live video rendering software like isadora to take some imput out of connect into the x values. I would look into communities playing with connect to see what hacks they have put together.

    also Wii motes could do things... if you can put IR LEDs on the viewers
     
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    MAX/MSP can do it. It takes a semi steep learning curve, but you can use almost any type of data to effect, generate or report other data. I once did a project where I mapped a standard laptop camera to specific areas of the body making each area an instrument. Arms were a piano, chest was a kick drum, legs were guitars. Depending on the velocity and distance of movement the pitch and frequency were effected. Similarly you could map "zones" of your image to effect the x axis in correlation to the image. I did the project as part of an independent study in Electronic Music Engineering in grad school, it's a very amazing piece of software, but it's not for the faint of programming.
     

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