Facebook Technologies, LLC (Menlo Park, CA)
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A display for an artificial reality system displays virtual content to the user. The virtual content in a variety environments, including various colors, brightnesses or even temperature ranges. Conventional artificial reality systems create virtual content, for instance, one or more virtual objects, on see-through displays. The user can view the virtual objects and the real-world objects that surround them through the transparent display. The virtual object could appear artificial if it has an appearance or color that is different in comparison to real-world objects. This can reduce the experience for the user and alter the immersion of the user in the virtual reality.
Display assembly is a way to display content that is artificial like mixed reality, augmented reality, and/or virtual reality. This is done by analyzing details about the environment, such as white point, color, brightness and so on. A display assembly is created to adjust artificial reality content (e.g. the augmented reality, mixed reality and/or virtual reality) to display based partly on estimated environmental matching information (e.g., white point brightness, color, etc.). Artificial reality content could comprise virtual content and real-world content that is displayed on a display simultaneously. Display assembly’s surrounding environment is the actual content. The display assembly makes use of light sensors to create artificial reality content that matches the environment. The display assembly offers superior visual experience to the user.
The light sensor collects light information from a local region. In some embodiments the light sensor may be a component of the display. In other cases, the light sensor may be an independent component.
The display assembly could comprise a display controller and a screen. The display controller may be used to determine the environmental match needed for a specific area of a local area, dependent on light information received from the light sensor. The target area is a region where an object that is virtual. The display controller generates instructions for display in the area of target that are based on the human vision model and the estimated environmental match information as well as rendering information that is associated with the virtual object. The display is designed to present the virtual object as part of the content of artificial reality in accordance with the display instructions. Artificial reality content comprises the virtual object in the target area as well as the area surrounding it. The brightness and color of the virtual object’s environment is in line with the local region surrounding the target area.
In certain embodiments, a method is described for modifying artificial reality content to display based on estimated environmental matching information for a specific location within a specific region. The method involves receiving light information from a light sensor. The light information describes at most one of color channels. The method also includes estimating environmental matching information for the target region within the local region based in part on the light information received. The area of target is a space to be used for the placement of the virtual object. The method also includes generating display instructions for the target area based in part on a human vision model, the estimated environmentalmatching information, and rendering information associated with the virtual object. The method also involves showing the virtual objects as artificial reality content in accordance with the display instructions. Artificial reality content is comprised of the virtual object in the target area as well as a portion of the surrounding areas. The virtual object’s color and brightness match the surrounding area. Disclosed are embodiments of computer-readable storage medias that can be used to store instructions for the procedures described.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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