#depth map exported to #exr from my "raymond" #raytracing thingy implemented in #glsl inside #fragmentarium , converted to #pfm using #gimp . EXR data must be in [0..1] for GIMP to understand it (otherwise it clips, not sure if it's clipped by FragM or GIMP). Not sure if sRGB non-linear response curve is mangling my data.
depth and texture combined with #homemade #software . took many iterations to get something that didn't make my eyes hurt too much. depth #discontinuity is jarring, too-small texture detail is distracting.
- http://paulbourke.net/dataformats/pbmhdr/ for PFM file format (like PGM/PPM but float32 data)
@mathr I can't see autostereograms, but I remember a neat idea: pre-rendered depths maps of potentially great detail with low-poly characters wandering through them in realtime.
Probably not relevant any more given the computational power of modern graphics cards, but I thought it would be a nice next technology step in the Myst line.
@anne I did try animated autostereograms but the disconnect between the movement of the depth image and the differing movement of the texture on top was really distracting. maybe I was doing it wrong. But maybe you mean something like "monocular colour image with depth", so you could put characters behind parts of the scene if necessary? I remember Myst only very vaguely...