“The Walk-thru Fog Screen Experience” by Rakkolainen, Landkammer, Piiro and Palovuori

  • ©Ismo Rakkolainen, Jan Landkammer, Mika Piiro, and Karri Palovuori

  • ©Ismo Rakkolainen, Jan Landkammer, Mika Piiro, and Karri Palovuori

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    The Walk-thru Fog Screen Experience

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    Tampere University of Technology

Entry Number: 20


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    A projection screen is typically made of a solid sheet or a board. There are several proposed ways to form non-solid screens of water, smoke, or fog, but usually they suffer from bad image quality if viewed near-by the screen or far off-axis from the projector. Also, they are not meant to be walk-thru. Particularly, a fog or smoke screen also tends to disperse easily. This is caused by the friction and the dynamic pressure difference between the moving screen and the surrounding stationary air, and by the turbulence created thereof.

    We have presented a novel and simple method for forming a superior quality physically penetrable fog display [Rakkolainen and Palovuori 2002]. It is a break-through technology, literally!


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    RAKKOLAINEN, I., AND PALOVUORI, K. 2002. WAVE – A Walkthru Virtual Environment. IEEE VR 2002 Conference, Proceedings of Immersive Projection Technology Symposium 2002, Orlando, FL, USA, March 24-25, 2002.


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©Ismo Rakkolainen, Jan Landkammer, Mika Piiro, and Karri Palovuori ©Ismo Rakkolainen, Jan Landkammer, Mika Piiro, and Karri Palovuori

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