Perimetric coordinate system : Eccentricity and Half-meridian
The PTVR perimetric coordinate system is a spherical coordinate system that is used extensively by vision scientists.
In this coordinate system, the 3D position of a point P is defined by 3 coordinates:
– The Half-meridian (from 0° to 360°).
– The Eccentricity (from 0° to 180°).
– The Radial Distance (in meters) between Origin and P.
The 3 coordinates of point P in Figure 1 are:
Radial distance: any distance in meters.
A horizontal rotation (i.e. about the Y axis) of the perimetric coordinate system shown in figure 1 is shown in Figure 2. This rotation aims at providing a better mental image of 3D space.
Flat Tangent Screen