What is a Time
A Time Map is a new computer graphics technique that shows multiple
points of time from the same scene, in a single image. The illustration
below shows a very
simple example: Three pictures, from three different times of the day,
are cut up to make a single image -- a Time Map.
A Time Map composed of parts of three images taken in the morning,
afternoon, and night.
Source images: Hong Kong traffic camera.
In this website we'll illustrate
how Time Maps are made, and present a number of movies that illustrate
range of possibilities made available by this technique. Our discussion
is broken down into the following sections:
Before going any further, you may want to make sure you have QuickTime
installed to view the samples. If you've already got it, then let's
start by looking at a traditional time lapse movie.
All images, movies, and content copyright 2004, Michael Terry, except as noted.