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Head tracking and forced perspective

by Critical Commons Manager

In this narratively superfluous technological centerpiece sequence, real-time rear projection and head tracking are used to generate a forced perspective single-viewer image of a corridor in the Kremlin in order to fool a guard and break into the Russian archive. The technology is revealed, however, as soon as multiple viewer positions are introduced and the system illogically begins tracking and frantically switching among different perspectives. The technology of head-tracking has a long history in the field of computational media, dating back at least to Scott Fisher's with stereoscopic displays in the 1980s. Issues of dimensionality, perspective and occlusion are obviated in this scene, however, by presenting only a single, flat plane at the end of a long corridor.

Head tracking and forced perspective in MI4

Head tracking and computed perspective are used to trick Kremlin guards in MI4

from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Creator: Brad Bird
Distributor: Paramount
Posted by Critical Commons Manager