

Francois LE COAT <lec### [at] atariorg> wrote:
> This "Shear" transformation is very interesting ! It's a 3D
> transformation in space. We are very close to an answer to the problem.
>
> I'm speaking of a 2D projective transformation in the image plane, that
> is rendered when two images of the same scene, are viewed from different
> viewpoints. Here is two real successive aerial images taken with the
> same camera :
Very interesting  looks like some aerial photogrammetry you're working on.
> The two supplementary
> parameters, "Shear" or "Skew" (Sx, Sy) are two perspective angles.
> The global "Correlation = 83.7%" coefficient tells about good matching.
> Is the "Shear" transform applicable to the POVRay camera properties ?
Yes, you can apply a matrix transform to the camera.
> I mean, "translate <Tx, Ty, Tz>" and "rotate <Rx, Ry, Rz>" are
> applicable to the camera properties, to render movement of the camera.
> Can I apply these two "matrix" transforms to modify the perspective ?
I'd have to say yes, even though I have yet to work out all of the particulars
in detail.
It looks to me like what you want to do is apply a shear in one direction, and a
shear perpendicular to that.
So, looking at Friedrich Lohmueller's page, when you add that 0.5 in to the
matrix, that equates to a shear of a certain angle. FM says it's 30 degrees,
but I thought it would be calculated as atan (0.5/1) = 26.565.
Do the same to a different axis, and that ought to get you the "skew" you're
looking for.
Looking down along the y axis, I think that might be:
matrix< 1 , 0, 0,
0.5, 1, 0.5,
0 , 0, 1,
0 , 0, 0 >
Maybe this is closer to what you need?
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