Surface representation of 3D object for aerial 3D display

Hiroyo Ishikawa, Hayato Watanabe, Satoshi Aoki, Hideo Saito, Satoru Shimada, Masayuki Kakehata, Yuji Tsukada, Hidei Kimura

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In this paper, we propose a novel method of representing the complex surface of a 3D object for a new aerial 3D display which can draw dots of light at an arbitrary position in a space. The aerial 3D display that we use in this research can create a dot of light at 50 kHz and can draw dots of light by vector scanning. The proposed method can generate point sequence data for the aerial 3D display from 3D surface models consisting of polygonal patches. The 3D surface model is polygonal model which are generally used in computer graphics. The proposed method represents the surface with contours consisting of intersections of an object and cross sections by a sequence of points for vector scanning. In this research, some polygonal models, for example face and hand, are examined at experiments. From the experiments of drawing, the polygonal models can successfully be drawn by the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE-IS and T Electronic Imaging - Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXII
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 11
EventStereoscopic Displays and Applications XXII - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Jan 242011 Jan 27

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherStereoscopic Displays and Applications XXII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Aerial 3D display
  • Computer graphics
  • Polygonal model
  • True 3D display
  • Vector scanning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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