TEAM CANADA SCIENCE YSF
INTEL ISEF 99
INTEL ISEF 1999 AWARDS
A. Problem or question being addressed:
This research addresses the problem of obtaining and rendering a three dimensional data set depicting a graphic image.
A three dimensional data set can be obtained using steregraphic techniques with or without rotation of the image. The date set can be stored and processed using a computer and then rendered as a series of sliced images stacked to form a life-like three dimensional rendering of the image of a block of plastic.
C. Description in detail of methods or procedures
An object or objects will be imaged using a video camera to provide source data for the project. Images will be obtained at different angles of view, either by rotating the subject or moving the camera. Images will be input into a personal computer using framegrabbing hardware/software to construct a series of conventional graphics bitmap files. A computer program will be written to analyze the series of bitmaps so as to extract depth data (Z coordinates) from the images. This program will then build a complete three dimensional vector file suitable for plotting on transparancies. A stack of transparencies will be assembled to create a life-like three dimensional rendering of the original object.
Awards Won - ISEF '99
First Place Eastman Kodak Company, $350 US
Fourth Place Grand Award, Computer Science, $500 US