A framework for enhancing depth perception in computer graphics
This paper introduces a solution for enhancing depth perception in a given 3D computer-generated scene. For this purpose, we propose a framework that decides on the suitable depth cues for a given scene and the rendering methods which provide these cues. First, the system calculates the importance of each depth cue using a fuzzy logic based algorithm which considers the target tasks in the application and the spatial layout of the scene. Then, a knapsack model is constructed to keep the balance between the rendering costs of the graphical methods that provide these cues and their contibution to depth perception. This cost-profit analysis step selects the proper rendering methods. In this work, we also present several objective and subjective experiments which show that our automated depth enhancement system is statistically (p < 0.05) better than the other method selection techniques that are tested. © 2010 ACM.