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HoverCam: Interactive 3D Navigation for Proximal Object Inspection

Azam Khan, Ben Komalo, Jos Stam, George Fitzmaurice, Gord Kurtenbach

ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics

HoverCam: Interactive 3D Navigation for Proximal Object Inspection (3:39 min.)

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We describe a new interactive system for 3D design review, built to exploit the visual perception cue of motion parallax, in order to enhance shape perception and aesthetic evaluation. Traditional CAD applications typically use "bookmarked" static views for design evaluation. In our system, we replace static views with moving "shots" interspersed with cinematic visual transitions. Furthermore, users can access shots by picking object features on the 3D model, which invokes a spatial search over all shots, selects the ones deemed relevant to the feature, and plays back those shots. In this paper we describe the rationale behind this system, the main components, the implementation of the search technique, and the initial user evaluation of the system.

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