(3D viewing equipment required).
Long before the last round of VR mania gave us Virtual Boy, a technology to experience worlds beyond the mundane infiltrated homes across the globe. This futuristic wonder was marketed as the best way for our children to experience all the wonders of the world from cozy school rooms. Good ideas never go out of style.
Our Friend, the Stereoscope
With some MATLAB code and modern web techniques, I've assembled a way of stepping back in time. Vintage VR if you will.
With your favorite DIYVR rig, you too can visit the past, retro future style.
Matlab to align the images
Generate a JPS stereo pair
cxL.drawImage(card, 0, 0, iW, iH, 0, 0, cL.width, cL.height);
cxR.drawImage(card, iW, 0, iW, iH, 0, 0, cR.width, cR.height);
leftData = cxL.getImageData(0, 0, cL.width, cL.height);
rightData = cxR.getImageData(0, 0, cR.width, cR.height);
leftData = barrelDistortion(leftData);
rightData = barrelDistortion(rightData);