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X-Conference : reinventing a teleconferencing system

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dc.contributor.advisor V. Michael Bove, Jr. en_US Wang, Xin, 1973- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences. en_US 2012-05-15T21:08:03Z 2012-05-15T21:08:03Z 2001 en_US 2001 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program in Media Arts & Sciences, 2001. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-71). en_US
dc.description.abstract In looking forward to more natural we can anticipate that the teleconferencing system of the future will enable participants at distant locations to share the same virtual space. The visual object of each participant can be transmitted to the other sites and be rendered from an individual perspective. This thesis presents an effort, X-Conference, to reinvent a teleconferencing system toward the concept of "3-D Virtual Teleconferencing." Several aspects are explored. A multiple-camera calibration approach is implemented and is employed to effectively blend the real view and the virtual view. An individualized 3-D head object is built semi-automatically by mapping the real texture to the globally modified generic model. Head motion parameters are extracted from tracking artificial and/or facial features. Without using the articulation model, facial animation is partially achieved by using texture displacement. UDP/IP multicast and TCP/IP unicast are both utilized to implement the networking scheme. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Xin Wang. en_US
dc.format.extent 71 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.title X-Conference : reinventing a teleconferencing system en_US
dc.title.alternative Reinventing a teleconferencing system en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 49676393 en_US

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