Using HTC Evo3D stereoscopic camera to make pointcloud2 [closed]

asked 2011-10-12 09:52:20 -0500

Nathan gravatar image

I am trying to get my HTC Evo3D to create a PointCloud2 via ROS. I have the components working but I am stung by a "feature" that I believe the Evo3D has.

My setup: RosJava android publishing FullScreen,Left,Right compressed images to master Ubuntu. Ubuntu runs the calibration and appropriate stereo stacks to make a pointcloud2.

The problem? With the phone mounted, the left camera streams steady images but the right camera's images shift back and forth. From what I see on HTC's website, I think the evo3D is shifting the right camera image to depending on which item is the main focus to get the best 3D effect. Note that I believe this is different than the Display's adjustment.

The Evo3D seems ideal for a mobile robot right? Wifi, Android ROS, GPS, stereo cameras,... Is anybody else trying to get stereo images from this device? Are you running into issues like I am? I did post my question to Sprint's dev forum since it seems it is a specific device issue. I posted this part here though in hopes that one of you is an Evo3D enthusiast that has figured out how to publish PointCloud2 from the stereo cameras.

I appreciate consideration.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by tfoote
close date 2013-08-27 17:44:46


I too am a fan of the EVO 3D and I would like to use its 3D camera with ROS. Before I begin work in this regard, I was just wondering if there has been any additional developments since this post. If not, perhaps we can join forces and get it working.

James Wilson gravatar image James Wilson  ( 2013-07-14 07:18:03 -0500 )edit

Hi, I would also be very interessed if there where any devleppements

AlexandreB gravatar image AlexandreB  ( 2016-01-28 10:05:10 -0500 )edit