The Einstein Boulevard seen by a
static viewer. The program is written in
Iris Performer by subclassing pfGeoSet and pfGeode to make geometry
aware of speed. Geometry is warpped in realtime to generate relativistic
effects.
Screen snapshots of views when you're traveling really fast. Color
shift is turned off so that you get a clearer view of geometry
deformation. The corresponding speed for each snapshot is shown
under the picture.
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Snapshots with color shift (Doppler Effects) turned on.
According to Doppler's
formula, you get blue shift for approaching objects and red shift
for departing ones. Notice the transition area between red and blue!
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The code is not in a releasable state. The work is my final project for COMP 239 (Exploring the Virtual World) Spring 1995. It has never been touched again since the end of the semester. If there's enough interest around I may pick it up again and do some clear-up.