I am working on a fishtank VR demo. I have been looking at various engines and APIs and so far none of them have a very general camera model. Most give me the ability to hardwire the viewing matrices, but I figure that if I do that maybe I should just use GLUT-- I don't want the disadvantages of a high level framework unless I also avoid low-level programming.
Here is a nice discussion of this for game engines. Note it may be out of date but a really nice paper. Since I am doing mono fishtank VR, this paper calls that "head couple motion" which I think is a term I will adopt-- it's very descriptive. What I need in the camera is the ability to shear off the center of the screen (perhaps a lot), e.g.:
So what I want is one of two things:
- A simple GL or similar sample program that does this for some cool model or even just an environment map
- A high level toolkit that supports this naturally