Saturday, December 28, 2002

Silicon Imaging: cameras, boards, etc.

Sunday, December 22, 2002

Hough transformation implemented as an imageJ plugin-- looks pretty good for finding circles. Also interesting are snakes, fft's, and many more plugins for image i/o and processing... fascinating...

Friday, November 15, 2002

Monday, November 11, 2002

Image Display
False-color images of plasmas in a spheromak taken with a high-speed digital camera show the development of jet-like structure (a) and helical instability (b) in the jet.

Sunday, November 03, 2002

"1951: Ohio DOT Office of Aerial Engineering:
Photo enlargements and rectifications were done on a Saltzman precision enlarger. Photo rectification was accomplished by tilting the projection board."

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

SICK Inc., USA home page-- industrial systems

Amain Electronics
-- a chicken in every pot and a DSP at every pixel...

Friday, October 11, 2002

Friday, October 04, 2002

panorama examples created with Panoweaver includes some nice World Trade Center panos...

Wednesday, October 02, 2002

Monday, September 23, 2002

Friday, September 20, 2002

Friday, September 13, 2002

Thursday, September 12, 2002

Digital Photography and Linux by Antonio Piccolboni

Sinar p2
... that's a whole lot of camera...

Saturday, September 07, 2002

Xync products: X-amino
measures the lens with all of its optical characteristics for every zoom and focus setting. This includes the field of view, whose values changes during zoom as well as focus.

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Scanning the fragments of the Forma Urbis Romae

"The single most important document on ancient Roman topography is a map created in ancient times - the Forma Urbis Romae. Measuring 60 feet across, 45 feet high, and carved onto marble slabs several inches thick, it once graced the back wall of the census bureau of Rome (shown here by a yellow arrow), in the Templum Pacis. Carved between A.D. 203 and 211, during the reign of Septimius Severus, it shows every street, building, room, and staircase on the ground floor of the city - a feat of mapmaking that has never been matched. Incidentally, Il Plastico is at the same scale as the Forma Urbis, 240:1."

Saturday, August 10, 2002

Cyra Technologies, Inc.
: LIDAR scanning and point cloud modeling software.

Wednesday, August 07, 2002

Actuality Systems - Volumetric 3-D Display

Here's a jellybean image rendered on a plane:

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

3rdTech showed two cool items--

LIDAR "scene digitizer", and

a 6DOF 3D tracker using infrared LED's.

Monday, August 05, 2002

Rockwell Scientific Imaging Sensors: ProCam-HD[tm] CMOS Imaging System-on-Chip for HDTV

(This has nothing to do with SIGGRAPH 2002-- it's something I found looking for CMOS info.)

Friday, July 26, 2002

3Q Technologies showed a fascinating image-based 3D scanner on the Exhibition floor and in the Studio area. Three cameras and one strobe per scan unit capture a model in 2ms.

It operates on a FireWire bus and multiple scanners can be chained for wide coverage. The custom software processes the images after capture, producing a 3D model without holes or spikes-- amazing accuracy and low scan time (though post processing from 2 units took maybe 15s). Multiple simultaneous datasets are merged automatically based on units' calibrated relative positions.

Here's a medical installation with four scan heads built into the console-- scan heads themselves looked to be ~3"x15"x12" (WxHxD).

Friday, July 19, 2002

So stuff's going to be SIGGRAPH 2002
related for the next few days... looking for STEREO VISION and MATCHMOVE TALENT

Sunday, July 14, 2002

GPS software for Zaurus-- contains wget link to retrieve map based on latitude and longitude from

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Monday, July 08, 2002

Monday, June 17, 2002

Mass Hallucinations seems to have most of the pieces except it's not autostereoscopic...

Technology Gives Sight to Machines, Inexpensively: TYZX? It should be spelled Vyzx = vizix...

Tuesday, June 04, 2002

From the Yale University Department of Computer Science home page:
It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa. Alan Perlis, Epigrams in Programming

Saturday, June 01, 2002

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Autonomous Effects Scene Genie has a lot of features... it looks like a good flexible approach to using a vision library.

Thursday, May 09, 2002

The 3D Visualization Project is within the Intelligent Robotics Group of the Autonomy and Robotics Area at NASA's Ames Research Center.

3-D Displays: A review of current technologies
by Siegmund Pastoor and Matthias Wöpking (1997)

Saturday, May 04, 2002

Tuesday, February 05, 2002

Friday, January 25, 2002

Saturday, January 05, 2002

Introduction to MegaWave2 , "a software environment designed to help people to write algorithms on signal processing and image analysis." "Created in 1993 by Jacques Froment at the CEREMADE, University of Paris 9 Dauphine, it is now supported by the CMLA, a laboratory of mathematics of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan."
MEGA-D Stereo Head from Videre Design: 1288 x 1032