Method and system for rendering and combining images to form a synthesized view of a scene containing image information from a second image

  • US 6,522,787 B1
  • Filed: 08/25/1997
  • Issued: 02/18/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/10/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for image processing comprising the steps of:

  • generating a mosaic containing a plurality of first images of a scene and translation parameters for each of said first images, where said translation parameters define an alignment relationship for each of the first images with respect to common image information contained in each of the first images, said plurality of first images including at least an image having a first viewpoint of said scene and an image having a second viewpoint of said scene, said first and second viewpoints being non-coincidental;

    generating a second image;

    producing an indicium of viewpoint while generating said second image;

    rendering, in response to said indicium of viewpoint, a synthesized image of said scene from said mosaic, said synthesized image comprising image information from said first and second viewpoints of said scene; and

    compositing said synthesized image with said second image to produce a composite image including parallax information.

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