Applications of 2D to 3D conversion for educational purposes

Yoshihisa Koido, Hiroyuki Morikawa, Saki Siraishi, Soya Takeuchi, Wataru Maruyama, Toshio Nakagori, Masataka Hirakata, Hirohisa Shinkai, Takashi Kawai

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There are three main approaches creating stereoscopic S3D content: stereo filming using two cameras, stereo rendering of 3D computer graphics, and 2D to S3D conversion by adding binocular information to 2D material images. Although manual "off-line" conversion can control the amount of parallax flexibly, 2D material images are converted according to monocular information in most cases, and the flexibility of 2D to S3D conversion has not been exploited. If the depth is expressed flexibly, comprehensions and interests from converted S3D contents are anticipated to be differed from those from 2D. Therefore, in this study we created new S3D content for education by applying 2D to S3D conversion. For surgical education, we created S3D surgical operation content under a surgeon using a partial 2D to S3D conversion technique which was expected to concentrate viewers' attention on significant areas. And for art education, we converted Ukiyoe prints; traditional Japanese artworks made from a woodcut. The conversion of this content, which has little depth information, into S3D, is expected to produce different cognitive processes from those evoked by 2D content, e.g., the excitation of interest, and the understanding of spatial information. In addition, the effects of the representation of these contents were investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE-IS and T Electronic Imaging - Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIV
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event24th IS and T/SPIE Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference, SD and A 2013 - Burlingame, CA, United States
Duration: 2013 Feb 42013 Feb 6

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


Conference24th IS and T/SPIE Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference, SD and A 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBurlingame, CA


  • 2D to S3D conversion
  • Art education
  • Partial 2D to S3D conversion
  • S3D content for education
  • Surgical education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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