[x3d-public] ideal points in IndexedFaceSet

Andreas Plesch andreasplesch at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 06:21:13 PST 2018

Another option to consider is the infinite perspective projection:


AFAIK it favors precision at large distances at the expense of precision at
zNear distances. Here is a discussion:


Infinite perspective could become a boolean field for Viewpoint:


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> Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:13:05 -0800
> From: Andrey Filippov <andrey at elphel.com>
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> Subject: Re: [x3d-public] ideal points in IndexedFaceSet
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> Doug,
> Yes, I meant w=0. I thought that switching to MFVec4f would be too big of
> a change, and the only value of interest may cause div by zero. This is why
> I thought about a boolean finite/ideal. In my everyday job I'm rather far
> from CG, so maybe it is not easy to implement with existing shaders. Or
> maybe there are other equivalent solutions to handle faces with points at
> infinity. But at the first glance it could be a more elegant way than the
> Background node.
> In our particular application I needed non-uniform grid at infinity. We
> use frequency-domain processing for image aberration correction and stereo
> matching, and it is only shift-invariant, not scale-invariant. So using
> that we are camera manufacturers we pre-select lenses to have the same
> focal length (to ~1%), then individual lenses/sensors are mechanically
> adjusted to have the same optical axes and roll. Then we find common radial
> distortion approximation common for all 4 images, and only correct (in
> frequency domain) residual distortion. As a result the generated textures
> have (known) radial distortion that I take into account by correcting the
> 3d coordinates when generating x3d models IndexedFaceSet. For Background
> node I would need to apply full rectification to the image. When using
> 10,000 m flat "wall" I make it as a non-uniform grid, the same would be
> true if the fancy IndexedFaceSet was available.
> Andrey
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