The German Aerospace Center (DLR) develops technologies for the photo-realistic 3-d object reconstruction and 3-d representation in scientific and non-scientific applications.
Accordingly, high-resolution images of the surfaces of the Mars and the Earth were captured with the HRSC, a camera specially developed for planetary exploration. In a subsequent step, the images are processed with novel stereo reconstruction methods generating fully textured 2.5-d surface models at a resolution of up to 15 cm.
Finally, 3-d representations of these landscapes are obtained with an autosteroscopic display (SpatialView Inc. Dresden, Germany) in consideration of optimal stereoscopic parameters. A newly developed video-optic eyetracker precisely controls the focus of the display such to generate 3-d impressions for varying viewing positions.