Desert Dreams
by Paul Rademacher

SIGGRAPH 99 Animation Theatre

Directed and Produced by
Paul Rademacher
Frame Wrangling by
Michael North
Video Editing by 
Todd Gaul
Music by
The Verve
Animal Models Provided by
REM Infografica

What can we see when our notion of "viewpoint" is expanded?  In a "multiple-center-of-projection image," (described in the SIGGRAPH paper by that title) each column in the image is acquired by a different camera location.  The "camera" in these images is no longer a single point in space, but rather a 3D curve - which can twist through a scene and surround objects.  The resulting image captures many different viewpoints simultaneously and may exhibit strange distortions which are impossible to create with conventional modeling and rendering tools.