PhD Seminar • Human-Computer Interaction — View-Dependent Effects for 360° Virtual Reality VideoExport this event to calendar

Friday, November 27, 2020 — 1:00 PM EST

Please note: This PhD seminar will be given online.

Jeremy Hartmann, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Supervisor: Professor Daniel Vogel

“View-dependent effects” have parameters that change with the user’s view and are rendered dynamically at runtime. They can be used to simulate physical phenomena such as exposure adaptation, as well as for dramatic purposes such as vignettes. We present a technique for adding view-dependent effects to 360 degree video, by interpolating spatial keyframes across an equirectangular video to control effect parameters during playback. An in-headset authoring tool is used to configure effect parameters and set keyframe positions. We evaluate the utility of view-dependent effects with expert 360 degree filmmakers and the perception of the effects with a general audience. Results show that experts find view-dependent effects desirable for their creative purposes and that these effects can evoke novel experiences in an audience.


To join this PhD seminar on Zoom, please go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87288157044?pwd=WHdVazdldE5yaDIzbW5QMDF6RHg1UT09.

Location 
Online PhD seminar
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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