A small eureka moment

11.5.04

After a very long cup of coffee this morning, an eureka moment took place. The full description of the problem and solution I’m still writting because it is rather tricky to explain. But the turning point was when I remembered that old Physics unit on lenses. Suppose you have an object from a picture with coordinates (x,y), how do you know how much to pan and tilt your head to face the object. The key here is that you are going from a 2D coordinate system to a 3D one in a sense.

Now if I can only finish understanding Optics and Lasers by this weekend, I’ll be set.