Method for interactively viewing full-surround image data and apparatus therefor

  • US 7,542,035 B2
  • Filed: 06/25/2003
  • Issued: 06/02/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/15/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of modeling of the visible world using full-surround image data, said method comprising:

  • selecting a view point within a p-surface, wherein the p-surface comprises polygons approximating a partial sphere;

    selecting a direction of view within the p-surface;

    texture mapping full-surround image data onto said p-surface such that the resultant texture map is substantially equivalent to projecting full-surround image data onto the p-surface from said view point to thereby generate a texture mapped p-surface; and

    displaying a predetermined portion of said texture mapped p-surface.

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