What does the 'Stereoscopic' setting do in VR renderings?

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Poster: peterm
Article ID: 1931
Posted: Thu 15 Dec 2016
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QUESTION
What does the Stereoscopic setting do in VR renderings?

ANSWER
"Stereoscopic" means that 2 separate panoramas are rendered, one for the left eye and one for the right eye.

The camera position in Lumion for the "left eye" panorama and the "right eye" panorama is offset from each other by a few centimeters (to represent the distance between your own eyes).

When you fire up the panorama app on your VR headset, the "left eye" panorama is displayed on the left side of the screen, and the "right eye" panorama is displayed on the right side of the screen.

That way the brain is tricked into thinking that the VR panorama is truly 3-dimensional.

If you switch from Stereoscopic to Monoscopic in the VR Settings, only 1 panorama will be rendered and it will be displayed on both the left and right side of the screen on your headset.  The net result is that it will look "flat", i.e. not truly 3-dimensional.



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