Provided by:International Journal of the Computer, the Internet and Management (IJCIM)
Image-based virtual environments are alternative approaches for virtual reality applications to generate real world scenes in virtual environments with low computation cost. This paper presents an approach to creating interactive image-based virtual reality environments in stereoscopic modes using binocular stereoscopic omnidirectional image sequences. The omni-directional binocular stereoscopic images are generated from four images by using an omni-directional camera. All captured images are re-rendered to a stereoscopic image pair. The images are digitally warped to a cylindrical view-plane to minimize the distortion.