Title: Object-centered navigation in virtual construction applications
Authors: Elcacho, Colette
Dingel, Thomas
Klein, Reinhard
Citation: Journal of WSCG. 2001, vol. 9, no. 1-3.
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Václav Skala - UNION Agency
Document type: článek
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11025/15776
ISSN: 1213-6972 (print)
1213-6980 (CD-ROM)
1213-6964 (online)
Keywords: navigace;6DOF;human computer interaction;virtuální realita;desktop VR
Keywords in different language: navigation;6DOF;human computer interaction;virtual reality;desktop VR
Abstract in different language: In this paper we present a novel concept for navigation in virtual environments. While a variety of navigation metaphors have been proposed for immersive VR, desktop scenarios are typically based on mouse navigation, using a flying, walking or driving metaphor. Steering all six degrees of freedom in this way is a complicated task even for a trained user. We propose an innovative object-centered concept for navigation, which allows exploring an unknown environment by directly going to the objects one desires looking at closely. The user specifies the object by its name, e.g. “table”, an aspect, e.g. “front” and a distance level, e.g. “near” in an intuitive fashion and is immediately transferred to the desired look-at point. This is done by pointing to an object with the mouse or using a simple speech recognition approach. The object-centered viewpoints are computed dynamically and need not be predefined. Our new navigation concept has been approved by different users and has been tested in an interactive construction environment.
Rights: © Václav Skala - UNION Agency
Appears in Collections:Volume 9, number 1-3 (2001)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
R267.pdfPlný text676,68 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/11025/15776

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.