Date

6-2010

Degree Name

BS in Computer Engineering

Department

Computer Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

John Oliver

Abstract

The goal of this project is to create a customizable three dimensional virtual reality display on a system available to any non-technical user. This System will use the infrared camera component of a standard Nintendo Wii-mote to track a user's head motions in all six major directions. The virtual reality will be a customizable image projected onto a screen or simply shown on a computer or TV monitor. In order to appear 3-dimensional, the image will continually change according to the position of the user's head. As the user moves their head to the left and right, portions of the image displayed will be shifted to the right and left respectively by different amounts depending on their depth location in the image. Likewise, as the user moves their head closer and further from the display portions of the image will be increased or decreased in size again depending on their depth location. In this way the image is continually redrawn to match the user's perspective or vantage point making the image appear in 3-D. The user will also be able to select a number of images of their choosing and place them into the virtual display assigning them each a position in space based on x, y, and z coordinates and relative scale making the display a user customizable environment.

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