Creating Augmented Virtual Environments

Creating Augmented Virtual Environments

Ulrich Neumann (University of Southern California, USA) and Suya You (University of Southern California, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-066-0.ch015
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Abstract

An augmented reality fuses computer graphics onto images or direct views of a scene. In a new alternative augmentation approach a real scene is captured as video imagery from one or more cameras, and these images are used to augment a corresponding 3D scene model or virtual environment. This arrangement is termed an Augmented Virtual Environment (AVE) and it produces a powerful visualization of the dynamic activities observed by cameras. This chapter describes the AVE concept and the major technologies needed to realize such systems.

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