Erik Champion

Interactive History & Digital Culture

Minecraft in Stereo and camera-adjusted for a curved screen

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Problem: We have a Kinect+Minecraft prototype but no code to calibrate it for a curved or cylindrical screen.

If Java and Open GL the minecraft prototype might work to run it in stereo
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/769009/3d-vision/minecraft-in-3d-vision-updated-to-1-8-x/

What is the current version of Minecraft? Java (OpenGL) or Minecraft Win10 (Pocket edition) Direct X 12?
I have just been told our version uses Java, One good bit of news for the day!
My hunch is the Open GL code from Charles Henden‘s project https://www.academia.edu/1003311/A_Surround_Display_Warp-Mesh_Utility_to_Enhance_Player_Engagement)
will allow us to run a Minecraft mod on a curved (or even asymmetrical) screen. But only in Open GL.
Combining that with stereo may pose more challenges but even reconfigurable surface warping would be a great start. However I have been reminded not to use the word warp for this, true, it is adjusting the camera for a half-cylindrical screen:

http://paulbourke.net/dome/

Decisions, decisions.
And there is still projection mapping to be considered! Like

Video:

Oh and maybe it is time to develop our own portable curved screen. Is stereo 3D necessary? Hmm…

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2 thoughts on “Minecraft in Stereo and camera-adjusted for a curved screen

  1. Photorealistic Minecraft! Shaders + HD Texture Pack + Physics Mod (GTX 760) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrLUuGRxJuk

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