Schkolne, Steven and Schröder, Peter (2002) Assembling and Rearranging Digital Objects in Physical Space with Tongs, a Gluegun, and a Lightsaber. Computer Science Technical Reports, California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechCSTR:2002.005
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We present an interface for the arrangement of objects in three-dimensional space. Physical motions of the user are mapped to interface commands through tangible props. Tongs move objects freely, a gluegun binds objects together, and a lightsaber breaks these bonds. The experimental interface is implemented on the Responsive Workbench, a semi-immersive 3D computer. We conducted a small user study comparing our approach with the 2D interface of Maya. The results suggest that our system is much faster than Maya for object assembly. Users qualitatively found the system to be far more intuitive than the monitor-based alternative.
|Item Type:||Report or Paper (Technical Report)|
|Additional Information:||© 2002 California Institute of Technology.|
|Group:||Computer Science Technical Reports|
|Subject Keywords:||lightsaber tongs 3d tools props physical interface augmented reality modeling object assembly gluegun|
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|Deposited On:||01 May 2002|
|Last Modified:||24 Feb 2017 17:59|
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