T-61.271 Visualization project description
18. Shape from motion and depth cues

Autumn 2004

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General information

The purpose of the project work is to get hands on experience and deeper understanding on one specific area of the course. At the same time you will be forced to think on some of the more general issues that are confronted every time a visualization method is developed or used.

To complete the project you will probably need information that has not been discussed on the lectures or in the exercises. Most of the time relevant information can be easily found on the web, course books or in some cases references to articles will be given. If you have problems finding information on the subject please contact the lecturer or the assistant for hints and guidance.

The project work will be valid for one year after the original deadline.

General requirements

specific requirements

The goal of this project is to demonstrate how shape can be obtained from motion (Ware p. 232 onwards) or how depth cues (Ware chapter 8) give a sense of 3D space.

The demonstration should allow at least three different types of motion or cues.

You should also give an example of a case where motion does not reveal the shape of an object completely or of a case where different depth cues are controversial.

Submitting the project work

The project work should be submitted by email to:


Tapani Raiko 2004-12-21